Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte exited yesterday’s
victory over the Arizona Cardinals after reinjuring his right ankle, reports
Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune.
“It is not the worst that I have ever felt but it is the
third time,” said Forte while he stood in the locker room wearing a walking
boot on the ankle. “So, it’s just getting a little aggravating.”
Forte left the game in the third quarter after injuring his
ankle at the end of a run. He had the ankle taped by trainers and appeared to
be pushing to return to the game, but Chicago had no reason to risk it
considering their substantial lead.
Forte ultimately spent the remainder of the contest in a
walking boot. He ended the game with 88 yards on 12 carries and said that he
would be able to suit up next week against the Detroit Lions. Chicago has to
win that game in order to have a shot at making the postseason, so if Forte was
ever going to play through an injury it would likely be next weekend.
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