Report: Matt Forte Believed To Have High Ankle Sprain; Week 3 Fantasy Value On Hold

Sep 13, 2012; Green Bay, WI, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) hands the football off to running back Matt Forte (22) during the first quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE

Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte is believed to have a high ankle sprain, according to an ESPN report. We break down the fantasy implications.

Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte is believed to have a high ankle sprain, a source tells ESPN's Adam Schefter. Forte's ankle was rolled up on by Green Bay's Charles Woodson in the third quarter of Thursday night's game. Forte was taken for X-rays and Michael Bush took over at running back.

Fantasy Impact: Fantasy owners should hear more today and early next week about Forte, who had 80 total yards on 11 touches in the 23-10 loss to the Packers. The injury, for now, boosts the value of Bush, who had 54 yards on 14 carries. This is the reason the Bears signed Bush and a good example of why fantasy owners should have insurance for running backs taken early in drafts.

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