Found July 02, 2012 on Pro Football Zone:
PLAYERS: Matt Forte
TEAMS: Chicago Bears
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Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte has made it clear that he’s healthy and ready to go after missing most of the 2011 season after suffering a knee injury.  He says he’s been able to work out a little harder this offseason because sitting out the remainder of last season helped him to heal quicker.

‘”I’ve been lifting a little harder this offseason and running more,” Forte said, per ESPN.com ”Just because I was able to heal a lot earlier having to sit out the last four games and having that time, and I was able to heal from the other injuries.”

Forte also says that he’s always loved working out in the gym.

“I was always a guy who’s in the gym. I’m a gym rat,” he said. “But I came to work out with them, it was a lot different, a lot harder. So I thought I reached a peak lifting-wise, I didn’t think there’s anything new I could learn, but they taught me a lot of new stuff. It’s going to help me out this year.”

If the Bears want to make a run in the playoffs, they’ll need Forte to remain healthy.

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