Matt Forte will miss this game while recovering from an ankle injury he suffered against the Packers on Sept. 13 according to Bears Head Coach Lovie Smith. He has missed every practice this week and doesn’t seem to be getting any closer to returning to the Bears line up.
Michael Bush will assume the role as starting running this week. Good thing for the Bears they signed Bush in the offseason. Although Bush is not the pass catcher Forte has become in this offense, he is more than a serviceable option. He is a great third and short, goal-line back. If the Bears plan to bounce back from the loss to the Packers they will need him to produce.