During the Chicago Bears Week 12 loss to the St. Louis Rams, starting running back Matt Forte suffered a hyper-extended right knee. Forte was miraculously able to finish the game on Sunday afternoon with 117 total yards, but the sore knee has kept him out of practice early in the week.
Forte has been held out of practice to give him some additional rest to ensure his knee is as healthy as possible entering this weekend when the team plays the division rival Minnesota Vikings and the team seems confident that he will be able to play.
Bears head coach Marc Trestman said that he is optimistic Forte will be available to help the team in their postseason push.
“I feel pretty good that he’ll start getting some work tomorrow. We’ll see where he is at, but I’m going in optimistic,” Trestman said, via Jeff Dickerson of ESPNChicago.com.
It is highly unlikely that Forte will miss the game when you look at how few games he has missed throughout his career, so plan on keeping him in your fantasy line ups but be sure to keep a close eye on the situation.