Bears RB Matt Forte Aiming To Be 100 Percent Before Returning

Discussion in 'Chicago Bears' started by SRW, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. SRW

    SRW Ex-World's Worst Site Admin

    Bears running back Matt Forte wants to come back to help his team this season, but he knows he is probably still several weeks away from seeing the field. "Day to day, I just see how it feels," Forte told Nick Friedell of on Saturday afternoon during a physical therapy session at his home. "It's always really stiff in the morning because I've been asleep. It hurts in the morning, but once I get warmed up, I just try to see how it feels. I've been doing some straight-ahead jogging this week which has been OK, but I'm nowhere near 100 percent. So it's not looking good for next week, I know that. These injuries, they usually take four to six weeks [to heal] they say," Forte said. "And this will only be week three. I'm not going to rush to get back on the field and play while I'm hurt, because you're not at 100 percent you may injure it even more if you do that." Forte knows fans would love to see him back on the field, especially given the recent struggles the Bears have had, but he also knows his swollen knee, while improving, is still not close to where he wants it to be. "A lot of people were speculating about Christmas Day [against the Packers] and things like that," Forte said. "But my mindset is, realistically, playoffs would be the only thing that I would really have my mind set on."

    Source: The Redzone
  2. myCoch

    myCoch Rookie

    Given his contact situation, I kind of expected this. And would do the same thing myself. The Bears weren't willing to invest in him, then why should he rush back and jeopardize his career? You get what you give.
  3. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    Screw that...can't blame him.
  4. Dragonite

    Dragonite Simply Arrogant!

    I would do the same thing, cant risk another injury before Free Agency