Bears head coach Lovie Smith shot down early reports over the weekend that said Matt Forte had a high-ankle sprain, stating, "He has an ankle sprain, but not a high-ankle sprain.''
As far as a timetable for the running back to return? Smith wasn't going to go out on that limb.
Forte did not practice on Monday, but was on the practice field with his teammates. As far as showing off just how far the right ankle had come since he was knocked out of the Thursday loss to the Packers, Forte did jog off the field, escaping the media before they could close in on him. And they initially had the angle.