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Bears will be without Matt Forte against the Chargers on Monday

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 19: Matt Forte #22 of the Chicago Bears celebrates his touchdown during the third quarter of a game against the Miami Dolphins at Soldier Field on October 19, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 19: Matt Forte #22 of the Chicago Bears celebrates his touchdown during the third quarter of a game against the Miami Dolphins at Soldier Field on October 19, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Forte suffered a knee injury in Week 8.

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The Chicago Bears will be without star running back Matt Forte and wide receiver Eddie Royal for Monday night's game against the San Diego Chargers.

Both sustained knee injuries during last week's game, and the team ruled them out as expected Saturday.

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Forte has mostly been a model of durability in his eight seasons. But now that he is unavailable, a bigger load falls to rookie Jeremy Langford. Royal was with the Chargers last three seasons.

Center Hroniss Grasu is doubtful because of a neck injury.

The Bears (2-5) are coming of a 23-20 loss to Minnesota. The Chargers (2-6) were beaten by Baltimore 29-26 last week.