Should Matt Forte hurry back?

Updated: December 6, 2011, 1:15 PM ET

Lovie Smith thinks Matt Forte will be back this season for the Bears, despite a sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee that usually takes two to six weeks to heal. But even if Forte hits the short end of that timetable, should he play? The 25-year-old runner is without a contract beyond this season, mostly because the Bears didn't want to give him the same kind of deal fellow backs like Chris Johnson and Adrian Peterson received.

"Take your time, Matt. ...

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