Bears' Forte practices, wants to play Monday

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Running back Matt Forte, who sprained his ankle Sept. 13 against the Green Bay Packers, returned to the Chicago Bears practice Wednesday and reportedly plans to play at the Dallas Cowboys on Monday night.

"As long as you know how to take care of your body, that's how you get back on the field," he told the Chicago Tribune. "I've had ankle injuries before and I know how to work with them. You have to want to get back on the field."

Forte has missed one game since the injury, last Sunday's 23-6 victory over the St. Louis Rams that improved Chicago to 2-1 for the season.

Michael Bush led the Bears in rushing with 55 yards on 18 carries, including a touchdown. Bears coach Lovie Smith said Forte does not yet have the green light to play.

The Tribune also reported Bush hurt his shoulder in the Rams game and the team has worked out free agent running backs Jacob Hester and Ryan Grant, who signed with the Washington Redskins.
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