LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte expects to play Monday against the Dallas Cowboys after missing a game because of a sprained right ankle.
The Pro Bowl player practiced Wednesday for the first time since he was injured in a loss at Green Bay on Sept. 13. He sat out last week's win over the St. Louis Rams.
He says he thinks he'll "be good to go" and responded "Uh huh, yeah" when asked if he expects to be ready to play against the Cowboys.
Coach Lovie Smith tempered that a bit, saying Forte still has "a long ways to go." But either way, the fact that he is practicing is a good sign for the Bears.