Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire
Matt Forte returned to practice on Wednesday, and now expects to play on Monday night when the Bears take on the Dallas Cowboys.
Forte hasn't participated in a practice or game since injuring his ankle in Week 2's loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sept. 13.
Forte told the Chicago Tribune that he knows how to deal with ankle injuries.
"As long as you know how to take care of your body, that's how you get back on the field," Forte said. "I've had ankle injuries before and I know how to work with them. You have to want to get back on the field."
Asked point-blank if he'd be ready to go Monday, Forte said, "Yeah."
So far in 2012, Forte has rushed 23 times for 111 yards -- good for a 4.8 yards per carry average. Forte also has seven receptions for 89 yards.