CHICAGO (CBS) — The Bears have another must-win game next week against the Lions, and head coach Lovie Smith is hoping two of the team’s best players will recover from injuries in time to be on the field in Detroit.
Running back Matt Forte rolled his ankle against the Cardinals in the third quarter on Sunday, and did not return. Smith told WBBM Newsradio’s George Ofman on Monday he’s hopeful Forte just needs some rest to be ready to play in the regular season finale against the Lions.
“We’re hoping that’s the case. You know, got back late last night, and haven’t seen him this morning, but hopefully he’ll be okay,” Smith said.