Bears running back Matt Forte refused to provide a timetable for his return from a second-degree MCL tear in his right knee, but he also insisted that he isn't going to milk the injury to punish the team because of his contract.
Forte, though, did get on Tuesday morning a platelet rich plasma injection, which often speeds healing, sometimes a full week. And while he wants to return to rejoin his team, he did note that he learned a lesson about playing through injuries in 2009, when he started all 16 games despite several injuries, including an MCL sprain. That knee MCL injury wasn't as serious, he said.
"I'm just treating it, just like any other injury. I'm going to wait until I get 100 percent out there, because I don't want to hurt myself," he said. "And me not being a 100 percent, I'm going to hurt he team as well, because I cant do what I'm supposed to do."