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Chicago Bears Week 11 Injury Report: Matt Forte, Devin Hester Probable; Matt Toeaina Cleared

The Chicago Bears injury report is out for their Week 11 matchup against the San Diego Chargers (4-5). The Bears (6-3) should have the services of All-Pro kick returner Devin Hester, who returned his12th punt for a touchdown last Sunday against the Detroit Lions.

Hester has been struggling with an ankle injury since the team's game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 10 and has been limited in practice throughout the week, but is listed as probable for Sunday.

The Bears star running back, Matt Forte, was also listed as probable after being limited in only Wednesday's practice, and he should be able to play.

The defense should have defensive tackle Matt Toeaina back in the line rotation as Toeaina has practiced all week and was removed from the injury report this Friday. The Samoan starting lineman has been struggling with a knee injury this season, limiting him to six games this year.

Julius Peppers and Lance Briggs both made appearances on the injury report again this week, but since both have not missed any games despite their injuries in past weeks, it seems likely they will play again this week too.

Here is the full Bears Week 11 injury report, via their official website:

Chicago Bears Wednesday
(11/16/2011)
Thursday
(11/17/2011)
Friday
(11/18/2011)
Player Pos. Injury Status Status Status
Anthony Walters S Knee Out Out
Chris Williams G Wrist Out Out
Gabe Carimi T Knee Did not participate Did not participate Out (DNP)
Julius Peppers DE Knee Did not participate Full participation Probable (FP)
Lance Briggs LB Neck Limited participation Full participation Probable (FP)
Matt Forte RB Shoulder Limited participation Full participation Probable (FP)
Devin Hester WR Ankle Limited participation Full participation Probable (FP)
Matt Toeaina DT Knee Full participation
D.J. Moore CB Ankle Did not participate Doubtful (DNP)