A pair of starting running backs watched practice from afar Wednesday.
In Chicago, Matt Forte didn't participate with the Bears because of the knee injury he suffered in Sunday's loss to the Rams, per ESPN.com. Forte has been diagnosed with a slight hyperextension, but we'd be surprised if he isn't ready to roll for this weekend's NFC North tilt with the Minnesota Vikings.
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Here's the rest of Wednesday's injury news:
- T.Y. Hilton returned to Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals after suffering a shoulder injury, but the Indianapolis Colts receiver didn't take part in Wednesday's practice, per the team's official website. Also missing: Vontae Davis, the team's starting corner, who sustained a groin injury in the loss to Arizona.
- Running back Darren McFadden is expected to play for the Oakland Raiders in Thursday's meeting with the Dallas Cowboys, Raiders coach Dennis Allen said on Wednesday. McFadden has not played since suffering a hamstring injury on Nov. 3. Wide receiver Denarius Moore (shoulder), defensive end Jason Hunter (foot) and defensive back Tyvon Branch (ankle) all have been ruled out.
- Good news for Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning: tight end Julius Thomas practiced Wednesday after missing Sunday's loss to the New England Patriots with a knee injury. Barring disaster, he'll be on the field for the Week 13 rematch with the Kansas City Chiefs. Less encouraging was the absence of running back Knowshon Moreno (leg/ankle).
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- Rams running back Zac Stacy ran on the side during Wednesday's session, but didn't practice because of the head injury he suffered Sunday against the Bears, per ESPN. The rookie is currently going through the league's concussion protocol, so we'll keep an eye on his status for the team's Week 13 game against the San Francisco 49ers.