"[Forte is] most likely out for the year but it's not officially decided yet," Ford told ESPN's Andy Katz in a text message on Sunday.
Forte, a senior guard who was leading the team with 13.3 points per game at the time of his injury, will apply for a medical redshirt, Ford told ESPN.
"He's over six weeks since it happened. And he hasn't been on the court yet," Ford told reporters Saturday. "So I'm just trying to put two plus two together."
The Cowboys defeated TCU 69-48 on Saturday to improve to 9-4.