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2012 NFL Matt Forte Injury Rumors: Bears Coach Lovie Smith Says Forte Doesn't Have High Ankle Sprain

Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE Chicago Bears fans and fantasy owners around the world, you might be...

Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE
Chicago Bears fans and fantasy owners around the world, you might be able to breathe a little easier.

Bears coach Lovie Smith was on ESPN Chicago’s WBBM (780-AM) and confirmed that running back Matt Forte was sore but did not have a high ankle sprain as many have reported.

Forte was injured Thursday night in the Bears' ugly 23-10 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

“Matt did go down with an ankle injury. It’s not a high ankle sprain, as has been reported,” Smith said. “But right now, you know when you don’t finish the game and he still has some soreness, we’ll continue to monitor it, but we felt we needed another running back here, that’s why we brought back a guy who knows our system and has played good ball for us in Kahlil Bell.”

So basically, that six-week prognosis can now be shortened to about two-to-three weeks max.

Glenn Erby is a NFL writer for FootBasket. He also owns the NFL blog, Tha Cover 2. You can read more about him over there. Follow him on Twitter @thacover2.

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