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Matt Forte Injury Update: Chicago Bears RB Receives Platelet Injection To Speed Up Recovery

Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte is going to miss this Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos with an MCL tear and he could miss several games after that. However, on Tuesday he received a platelet rich plasma injection, according to Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times. The PRP injection is supposed to help speed up recovery, but it is unknown how soon he will be able to return to the field. He is still expected to miss anywhere from two to six weeks.

The Chicago Bears currently hold the No. 5 seed in the NFC playoff picture and a loss to the Broncos would be a major blow to the team's chances at playing in the postseason. After the Broncos, the Bears face the Seattle Seahawks, the Green Bay Packers and the Minnesota Vikings. Outside of the Packers game, the other two are very winnable, even with Caleb Hanie at quarterback. Getting Forte back for any of those game would provide an even bigger boost of morale.

Still, no one should hold their breath for a Bears vs. Broncos game that could possibly feature Jay Cutler at quarterback. That more improbable than what Tim Tebow is doing with the Broncos right now.

For more on this week's game, visit Bears blog Windy City Gridiron and Broncos blog Mile High Report. Head over to SB Nation NFL for more