Matt Forte: Expects to Play in Week 17 Staff

Update: Though Forte didn't finish Sunday's game after injuring his right ankle again, he expects to play in Week 17, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. "I can’t see myself missing next week," Forte said after Sunday's contest.

Recommendation: Forte, who was forced out of Sunday's game in the third quarter, was sporting a walking boot after the game. He has now left three games early this season thanks to right ankle injuries, so despite his optimism with regards to his status for the Bears' regular season finale, his progress should be monitored closely in the coming days. At the very least, look for the injury to force Forte to either miss practice or be limited this week.