The Bears believe running back Matt Forte suffered a high ankle sprain Thursday night vs. Green Bay, per source.
This is obviously a big blow to Forte and his owners. The typical recovery time (assuming Forte's injury is stable, and doesn't require surgery) is six weeks, so that would possibly have him back for Week 7. Provided Michael Bush can stay healthy, we would not expect Forte to return before the team's Week 6 bye. Bush becomes a low end RB1 in the short term. Over a 10-game span in 2011 as a Raider, he averaged 116 total yards and 0.5 TDs with Darren McFadden sidelined. Don't cut Forte unless the news gets much worse -- he might make it back for the final 11 games of the season.