First reports of Matt Forte's injury were that it was a high ankle sprain; however, Michael Fabiano of NFL.com reported that head coach Lovie Smith has refuted those reports.
While this is certainly good news for Forte and the Chicago Bears, the fact that Forte didn't practice on Wednesday (according to Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times) doesn't bode well for him playing in Week 3.
Impact on Fantasy Football
After Jay Cutler's awful Week 2 performance against the Green Bay Packers, the Bears should look to attempt a more balanced offense this week against the St. Louis Rams. With Forte unlikely in Week 3, that means backup running back Michael Bush absolutely needs to be starting this week.
In fact, with Forte being rather prone to injuries these past two seasons, Bush could be a quality start at the flex position for the rest of the season. Don't be surprised to see Bush as one of the top scorers until Forte is 100 percent healthy.
What To Do If He Is on Your Team
You certainly can't get rid of Forte, but his recent history with injuries should begin to worry you as an owner. There is no way that he'll lose his starting job, but if Bush plays extremely well while filling in for him, the two players could start to split carries.
If that happens, your stud running back will become a No. 2 fantasy back at best.