Matt Forte downplays back injury: 'I'll be all right'

TAMPA, Fla. -- Bears running back Matt Forte downplayed the back injury that sidelined him for part of the second half in Chicago's 26-21 victory over Tampa Bay.

“I had a little nick,” Forte said. “That happens to running backs, you get little nicks and stuff. I was trying to go back in and they told me at that point there was no need to go back in. But I’ll be all right.”

Forte finished the afternoon with 11 rushing attempts for 54 yards and three receptions for 23 yards.

An impending free agent, Forte could play his last game for the Bears next week when they host the Detroit Lions in the season finale.