Matt Forte Injury: Bears RB Departs, Raising Michael Bush's Fantasy Value

Sep 13, 2012; Green Bay, WI, USA; Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte (22) carries the football during the first quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE

Matt Forte exited the field Thursday night with an ankle injury. We break down the fantasy implications.

Matt Forte left Thursday night's game against the Packers with an apparent ankle injury, and his return is doubtful. After having his ankle taped up on the sidelines, Forte attempted to walk around to test things out, but he was unable to return to action. Michael Bush now takes over as the primary ball carrier.

Forte

Fantasy Impact: Owners everywhere are currently holding their breath as they await more news on Forte's injury. The star running back missed ample time last season with a knee injury, and now we'll see how serious his new ailment is. Hopefully most of his owners handcuffed him by grabbing Bush as well, as he will take over the No. 1 running back duties in Forte's stead. Bush scored two touchdowns in Week 1, and clearly sees a huge boost in value if Forte misses more playing time.

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