Matt Forte: New York Jets running back out vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers due to knee injury

By The Sports Xchange  |  Nov. 10, 2017 at 6:16 PM
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New York Jets running back Matt Forte was ruled out of Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers due to a knee injury.

Forte missed Friday's practice for the third straight day with an injury described as swelling in his right knee. He had arthroscopic surgery on the same knee in January to fix a torn meniscus.

Forte was coming off his best game of the season in the 34-21 win over the Buffalo Bills on Nov. 2 when he rushed for 77 yards on 14 carries and scored two touchdowns.

With Forte out, Bilal Powell and Elijah McGuire will handle backfield duties for the Jets.

The Jets also listed three starters -- defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson (shoulder/foot), cornerback Morris Claiborne (foot) and guard Brian Winters (abdomen) -- as questionable for the game.

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