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Pro Bowl running back Matt Forte will sit out the Chicago Bears' game against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday because of a sprained right ankle.
Coach Lovie Smith said Friday that Forte ''is making a lot of progress,'' but isn't ready to play. Forte went to the locker room midway through the third quarter of last week's loss at Green Bay after he appeared to twist his right ankle while being tackled by Charles Woodson. That leaves Chicago without one of its top offensive players.
He also missed the final four games last season because of a sprained collateral ligament in his right knee.
With Forte out, Michael Bush figures to be the primary ball carrier on Sunday. And, he gets a chance to show he's more than a power, short-yardage back, and that he can produce between the 20-yard lines.
''Hopefully I can get people to get that knock off me about not being an every-down back,'' said Bush, who signed a four-year deal with the Bears afte...
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Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports that Bears running back Matt Forte did not practice on Wednesday. Forte is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams after hurting his ankle last Thursday in Green Bay.Fantasy Spin:Forte's injury was originally thought to be a high-ankle sprain but now it appears less serious. He'll still have a few days to...
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte suffered a sprained ankle last Thursday against the Green Bay Packers. It’s highly likely that the Bears will be without him in the lineup this week at home against the St. Louis Rams. Forte did not practice on Thursday along with LB Brian Urlacher.
Forte’s injury was originally reported as a high ankle sprain, an injury which could limit Forte’s...
Matt Forte will miss this game while recovering from an ankle injury he suffered against the Packers on Sept. 13 according to Bears Head Coach Lovie Smith. He has missed every practice this week and doesn’t seem to be getting any closer to returning to the Bears line up.
Michael Bush will assume the role as starting running this week. Good thing for the Bears they signed...
According to the Chicago Tribune, it’s highly unlikely that Bears running back Matt Forte will play this Sunday since he hasn’t practiced all week.
This doesn’t come as a surprise at all. Michael Bush will certainly get the start this week in Forte’s place.
Even though the Bears claim that Forte’s ankle injury isn’t serious, I wouldn’t expect him back for another few weeks.
Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte will not be in the lineup Sunday vs. the St. Louis Rams because of a right ankle injury, according to head coach Lovie Smith.
"Matt Forte is making a lot of progress but he won't be ready to this week, so he is out for this game," Smith said.
Forte missed all of practice this week after suffering the injury in the third...
Bears running back Matt Forte (ankle) did not practice on Wednesday or Thursday and most expect him to sit out this weekend.Fantasy Spin:Forte's injury was originally thought to be a high-ankle sprain but now it appears less serious. If Forte can't go, Michael Bush should receive most of the carries for the Bears on Sunday.
Bears running back Matt Forte (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 3 against the Rams, according to ESPN Chicago.Fantasy Spin:Bears coach Lovie Smith said Forte is making a lot of progress but he won't be ready this week after missing the entire week of practice. Michael Bush is a solid RB2 against St. Louis this week.
The Bears had an embarrassing loss to the Packers on Thursday Night Football last week, losing 23-10 in a huge game to a division rival. Jay Cutler was under pressure all night, pressured on 21 of 35 drop backs, taking 7 sacks and tossing 4 picks. Cutler was caught on camera screaming at and bumping into left tackle J’Marcus Webb. He has since apologized for the bump and the bump...
Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte has been ruled out of this Sunday's game against the St. Louis Rams as he recovers from an ankle injury he sustained against the Green Bay Packers on Sept. 13. Michael Bush will start in his place.
Sunday St. Louis Rams at Chicago Bears
Bears RB Matt Forte (ankle)
Jock to Doc take: Forte suffered a sprained ankle and did not practice Wednesday or Thursday, according to the Chicago Tribune. Because Forte is a staple on many fantasy rosters, it is important for owners to monitor his workload (or lack thereof) during Friday's practice. His absence during Thursday's...