Chicago Bears star running back Matt Forte and veteran receiver Eddie Royal likely will return this season and probably won't need surgery to repair knee injuries they suffered in Sunday's loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
"I don't see it being season-ending on either one," coach John Fox said Monday.
Does he anticipate surgery for either player?
"No," Fox said.
A day after Forte injured his right knee and Royal hurt his left one, Fox said he did not have an exact diagnosis or timetable for their returns.