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Matt Forte out vs. Rams

Updated: September 21, 2012, 8:46 PM ET
By Jeff Dickerson | ESPNChicago.com

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the St. Louis Rams because of an ankle injury, coach Lovie Smith said.

"Matt Forte is making a lot of progress but he won't be ready to this week, so he is out for this game," Smith said.

Forte, who missed his fourth straight practice Friday, suffered a right ankle sprain in the third quarter of the Bears' loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sept. 13.

Michael Bush will start ...

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