Bears Pro Bowl running Matt Forte re-injured the right ankle that sidelined him for a game earlier this season but there is optimism he will play Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks, according to a league source.
The injury in Sunday's 28-10 victory over the Minnesota Vikings wasn't as severe as the initial injury against the Green Bay Packers in Week 2. Forte, though, missed the next game against the St. Louis Rams, which was 10 days later.
Forte may be rested or very limited in practice this week but there is hope that he will play against the Seahawks. The game against the 6-5 Seahawks is important for playoff positioning and the fact that it's one of the Bears final two regular season home games. The Bears finish the regular season with three out of four games on the road.
On Sunday, Forte was injured on a three-yard run midway through the third quarter. Forte had 14 carries for 42 yards until then, and he walked off the field and toward the team's locker room under his own power.