Michael Bush been placed on injured reserve by the Chicago Bears due to a ribs injury, the team announced Tuesday. Bush was marked active, but did not play a snaps during last week's loss to the Green Bay Packers.
The Bears re-signed Khalil Bell on Tuesday to fill out the depth chart at running back. He is expected to serve a backup role behind Matt Forte, along with Armando Allen. Bush finishes the season with 411 yards rushing and five touchdowns on 114 carries, and 83 yards on nine receptions.
Fantasy Impact: With Bush out, expect Forte to handle the vast majority of the rushing load for the Bears over the final two regular season games and into the playoffs. He touched the ball 25 times Sunday compared to three times for Allen. Forte deserves RB1 consideration this week against an Arizona Cardinals defense giving up 4.4 yards per carry on the season. Give him a bonus fantasy boost if you own him in a PPR league.