Despite concerns that Matt Forte’s sprained ankle could force him to miss several weeks, the Bears are giving their starting running back a 50-50 chance of playing on Monday night, after missing just one game.
Forte is listed as questionable for Monday night’s game against the Cowboys. Forte practiced on a limited basis today, and the Bears at least think there’s a chance that he can make the trip to Dallas and play in a little over 48 hours.
That seems like a surprise to everyone but Forte: Not only were there media reports that a high ankle sprain could keep Forte out for several weeks, but the Bears brought in several running backs for workouts, suggesting that they were concerned about their depth at the position. But Forte has said all along that he expected to be back on the field quickly, and it’s looking like he may have been right.