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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 quarter of the Bears' loss to the Green Bay Packers Sept. 13.
Michael Bush will carry the load this week in place of Forte. Through his first two games with the Bears, Bush has carried 26 times for 96 yards and two scores. He was a free agent signing by the Bears this offseason, inking a four-year $14 million contract.
He came over from the Oakland Raiders, where he spelled Darren McFadden and started 19 games the last four years for the often-injured running back. Last year, he ran for a career-high 977 yards
"Michael has started a lot in the league and has been in this role before," Smit...
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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...
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 Bush...
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.
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.
Bears coach Lovie Smith told a WBBM-AM 780 that he is hopeful running back Matt Forte (ankle) can play next Monday night against Dallas.Fantasy Spin:Replacement Michael Bush ran for 55 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries and caught two balls for 18 yards against St. Louis this week. Bush is a viable fantasy option as long as Forte is sidelined.
Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith told WBBM radio Monday that the team is "hopeful" that injured running back Matt Forte can play Oct. 1 against the Dallas Cowboys, according to ESPN Chicago. Forte has missed one game since injuring his right ankle Sept. 13 against the Green Bay Packers. He missed Sunday's 23-6 victory over the St. Louis Rams that improved Chicago...
According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, Bears head coach Lovie Smith is hopeful that running back Matt Forte will return to practice this week.
Michael Bush only had 18 carries for 55 yards and 1 touchdown during Sunday’s win over the Rams.
While Bush is a good running back, Forte is clearly the better player and once the Bears get him back they’ll be a better team.