Lovie Smith says Matt Forte doesn’t have a high ankle sprain

Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith claims that running back Matt Forte didn’t suffer a high ankle sprain during last Thursday’s loss to the Packers.

“Matt did go down with an ankle injury. It’s not a high ankle sprain, as has been reported,” Smith said on WBBM (780-AM), per ESPNChicago.com. “But right now, you know when you don’t finish the game and he still has some soreness, we’ll continue to monitor it, but we felt we needed another running back here, that’s why we brought back a guy who knows our system and has played good ball for us in Kahlil Bell.”

Even if Smith is claiming Forte doesn’t have a high ankle sprain, Forte must still have a pretty serious ankle injury if they decided to sign free agent running back Khalil Bell.  If Forte was going to be back any time soon, I don’t think they would have signed Bell.