Matt Forte Injury: Chicago Bears RB Doesn't Have High Ankle Sprain, According To Lovie Smith

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on Friday that Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte suffered a high ankle sprain in Thursday night's loss to the Green Bay Packers, but that diagnosis was refuted on Monday by Bears head coach Lovie Smith.

"Matt did go down with an ankle injury. It's not a high ankle sprain, as has been reported," Smith said. "He still has some soreness. We'll continue to monitor it, but we felt like we needed another running back here, so we brought back a guy that knows our system and has played good ball for us in Kahlil Bell."

(via CBS Chicago)

Forte left Thursday night's game after his ankle was rolled up on by a Packers defender. Michael Bush took over the lion's share of the carries, and will likely start for Chicago this coming Sunday vs. the Rams if Forte is unable to play.

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