Matt Forte injury: Bears running back expects to go vs. Seahawks

Dilip Vishwanat

Matt Forte says that his ankle is feeling good and that he'll play Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks.

Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte was limited in practice for a second consecutive day on Thursday, but according to the Sun Times, Forte expects to play on Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks. Forte suffered an ankle sprain against the Minnesota Vikings, leaving the game in the third quarter. He had a visible limp heading to the locker room.

Earlier in the season, Forte injured the same ankle and it was widely reporting that he could miss up to four weeks, but he missed just one week and returned to action. He's practiced twice this week, and if he goes again on Friday, its likely that he will play. Whether or not he will be limited (he carried the ball 13 times after returning from the first injury, while his backup, Michael Bush, carried the ball 10 times) in that situation remains to be seen.

Forte said he didn't know how bad the injury was, but it hurt at the time. Now, he says he's feeling good and that he expects to play. Still, players are often the most optimistic when it comes to injuries, and can often be misleading.

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