Green Bay Packers running back Ty Montgomery is officially questionable for Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings, per Rob Demovsky of ESPN.
Montgomery has been dealing with broken ribs. One player was making a tackle in the game against the Chicago Bears when a defensive tackle landed on him.
“The defensive tackle landed full body weight on him, so it was like a hammer-and-nail type situation,” Montgomery said last week. “His knee was hammered into my rib cage. I’ll continue to get treatment and we’ll talk about a plan as far as what type of protection I can wear. Obviously there’s rib cages or flak jackets or whatever. We’ll talk about it.”
That was before the game against the Dallas Cowboys, and he initially appeared optimistic that he could play.
“I’m going into this week as if I’m going to play,” the running back said, per Mike Spofford of the team’s official website. “I’m not willing to risk my overall long-term health, but at the end of the day it’s going to be up to me.”
He obviously wasn’t able to go, so the Packers gave the work to rookie running back Aaron Jones. He tore into the Cowboys for 125 rushing yards and a touchdown. That’s an average of 6.6 yards per carry. While the Packers want Montgomery back when they can get him, don’t expect them to rush this if they can get such great production out of Jones.
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