Matt Forte appeared to twist his ankle under Charles Woodson's knee. The injury is believed to the dreaded high ankle sprain, an injury that could take Forte out from 3 to 5 weeks however, as we all know, this could linger and become a major issues for the owners of Forte.
The Bears believe running back Matt Forte suffered a high ankle sprain Thursday night vs. Green Bay, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 14, 2012
In steps Michael Bush
Bush was already a decent RB in TD only leagues, but now, he's a must own in every format. It's looking like he's a three down back for at least the next 4 games and if Matt Forte doesn't regain form quickly, maybe more. Their bye week in week 6 helps the Bears a great deal, giving Matt Forte an extra week to recover.
In week 1 Bush ran for 42 yards and 2 TD. Very nice, but not to be expected every week.
In week 2 Bush ran for 54 yards and no TD. Not bad considering the Bears got dominated by Green Bay in every phase and Forte didn't leave the game until the third quarter of Thursday's game versus the Packers. Forte had 80 yards before we went down, 80 of the Bears 120...
Let's look @ Michael Bush's next four match-ups.
- Bears vs St Louis - great! The Ram's are in for a pissed of Bears team playing at home.
- Bears @ Dallas - not bad, not good either, Dallas looked stout against the G team in week 1.
- Bear @ Jacksonville - AMEN! This will be your money game.
- Bears vs Detroit - Ouch, I think. All we have is a sample from week 1, were the Lions looked very stout against the run.
All in all I do recommend you pick up Michael Bush. Matt Forte owns may be willing to trade you in a upgrade PACKAGE where you give up a WR2 and Bush in exchange for a WR1.
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