A Monday morning MRI confirmed that Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte sustained a grade two sprain of the medial collateral ligament in his right knee on Sunday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports.
Forte sustained no damage to the anterior cruciate ligament in that knee, Schefter adds.
According to Sports Injury Clinic, a grade one sprain consists of fewer than 10 percent of the fibers being torn, while a grade three sprain is a complete tear.
Forte is expected to miss between two and six weeks, according to Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune.
It’s typically a four-week injury, but Forte’s history as a fast healer is expected to get him back on the field within two weeks.
The targeted return is the Christmas Day game at Green Bay, if not sooner.
Bear Necessity: Forte is third in the NFL with 997 rushing yards and his 1,487 yards from scrimmage leads the NFL and is 38 percent of the team’s entire yardage total this season.
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