The injury that knocked Bears running back Matt Forte out of Thursday night’s loss to the Packers is likely to knock him out of more games as well.
Although a more thorough diagnosis is likely to come today, the Bears believe Forte suffered a high ankle sprain, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports.
A high ankle sprain is usually an injury that costs a running back multiple games, so Forte could be out for a while. Bears backup running back Michael Bush said after the loss to the Packers that he’s ready to carry the load as long as Forte is out.
“That’s why I’m here: They brought me here to pick up where [Forte] left off, if something went wrong,” Bush told the Chicago Tribune. “It’s the insurance plan, I guess. I’ll be ready.”
The Bears will need Bush to be ready. Their offense looked terrible on Thursday night even before Forte went down.