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Matt Forte leaves game with ankle injury

Matt Forte, Dan Williams AP

The Bears will live to fight another week in the NFC playoff race, but they have to be concerned about the status of running back Matt Forte.

Forte left Sunday’s game against the Cardinals with an ankle injury, and the Bears announced during the third quarter that Forte will not return. The Bears were already thin at running back with Michael Bush hurt, and they’ve now turned to Armando Allen.

Forte was off to an excellent start before getting hurt, carrying 12 times for 88 yards and making up for a lousy game from Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. The good news for the Bears is that the Cardinals’ offense has been its usual pathetic self, with Ryan Lindley getting benched in favor of Brian Hoyer after throwing a pick-six, and Chicago is winning easily even without getting much from its offense.

The other piece of good news for the Bears is that Forte was seen walking to the end zone without any assistance. The Bears will have to hope that’s a sign that he’ll be good to go next week in the season finale against the Lions.

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7 Responses to “Matt Forte leaves game with ankle injury”
  1. conormacleod says: Dec 23, 2012 6:38 PM

    More good news is that the Lions have quit for the year.

  2. conormacleod says: Dec 23, 2012 6:39 PM

    Maybe the Bears should punt on 1st down and get their defense back out there quickly.

  3. eigglesnosuperbowls says: Dec 23, 2012 6:40 PM

    If he was playing the GIANTS he could stay in and rush for a couple hundred yards !

  4. themagicman1223 says: Dec 23, 2012 6:49 PM

    If he was playing the GIANTS he could stay in and rush for a couple hundred yards !
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    Agree, that overrated D-line wouldn’t even be able to stop Ryan Grant.

  5. punkyqb says: Dec 23, 2012 7:40 PM

    Bears fan since the 60’s. I am so sick of this coaching staff, I hope they just lose next week and end it all for this year. I am embarrassed to say I’m a bears fan. I can not remember a worse offense than what they have right now.Tice truly has to be the worse OC in the league. Really thinking about a new team. It’s not just the coaching but whole ownership should just go away.Excuse me while I go puke.

  6. gmsingh says: Dec 23, 2012 7:55 PM

    I have to agree with punky–as a long time Bear fan it’s hard to watch these exercises in winning ugly week in and week out. The most noteworthy thing about the Bears is how absolutely horrible the offense can look in a relatively easy win. When Jeffery had a ball hit in the chest and was more interested in the pass interference call than actually catching the ball I wanted to just stop watching. If the Bears managed to bumble and stumble their way into a Superbowl again (and they won’t) Cutler and Co. would look any better than Rex Grossman did. Weird–Rod Marinelli had a winless season with the Lions and he’s the best coach the Bears have by a huge margin.

  7. chi01town says: Dec 23, 2012 11:45 PM

    The purse strings in Chicago have been loose for a while now so the owners are doing they part. Emery got Marshall & drafted Jeffrey so he has started his job in good standing.
    Now Emery needs to bring in his own COACH not a big name guy but a good offensive minded Coach like Greg Roman the 49ers offensive coordinator. OR MABE Pete Carmichael Jr. the offensive coordinator for the Saints.

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