Joe Nicholson/USA TODAY Sports

Matt Forte returns to practice for Bears

Bears running back Matt Forte (knee) returned to practice today, plus updates on the rest of the team's injuries.

Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte missed last week's contst against the San Diego Chargers due to a knee injury. He returned to practice today and was limited.

"He’s still day-to-day," head coach John Fox said. "We’ll kind of evaluate him. He’s not full-go yet, but he’s making progress."

Forte has had two knee surgeries in his career - once in college and another in 2011 - as well as an MCL sprain two years ago, which Fox says has helped him in his recovery.

"He’s been through it before," Fox said. "Like a lot of players that have had similar injuries, they understand it and know how to rehab it better the second time around."

In place of Forte, rookie Jeremy Langford piled up 142 yards from scrimmage and a touchdown on Monday Night Football.

"I thought he did very good," said Fox. "I thought he performed well in all parts of his duties, both as a pass receiver as well as a runner."

After Langford's strong outing, don't expect the Bears to rush Forte back.

Also limited at practice was C Hroniss Grasu (neck), LT Jermon Bushrod (shoulder) and ILB Shea McClellin (knee).

The following Bears did not practice:

WR Eddie Royal (knee)
OLB Pernell McPhee (knee)
S Antrel Rolle (ankle)
K Robbie Gould (illness)


Bear Report Top Stories