Bush expects to play vs. Cowboys

Michael Bush took a hit to the shoulder against the Rams, but he expects to play on Monday night. AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast

LAKE FOREST, Ill. – Chicago Bears running back Michael Bush acknowledged that he took a hit to his shoulder against the St. Louis Rams, but said he expects to play against the Dallas Cowboys on Monday.

"I'm fine," Bush said. "I practiced all day (Wednesday). Nothing is wrong. I'm good. I got hit on (the shoulder), but it's a part of the game. I'm alright."

But Bush's role in the offense might change on Monday night if, as Bush expects, starter Matt Forte returns to action after missing last week due to a sprained ankle.

"I think Matt will be up this week," Bush said. "I'm still learning and (going) to make sure I'm ready in case he's not. I'm always ready."

Bush has rushed for 151 yards on 44 carries (3.4 yards per attempt) and scored three touchdowns through the first three weeks of the regular season. Bush left the Bears’ 23-6 victory over the Rams early in the fourth quarter and was replaced by Kahlil Bell, who played the Bears’ final two series on offense.