David Montgomery of the Chicago Bears was taken off the field after suffering a knee injury.
CHICAGO (WLS) — David Montgomery, the Bears’ starting running back, sustained a left knee injury late in Sunday’s 24-14 victory against the Detroit Lions.
After the game, Bears coach Matt Nagy stated, “We’ll work through it [the severity of Montgomery’s injury] in the next couple of days.”
The Bears don’t think Montgomery tore his ACL, but a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that the club will undergo further tests Monday to assess the extent of the damage.
Montgomery raced off left guard for a five-yard gain at the 11:10 mark of the fourth quarter, but remained on the ground and grabbed his left knee in apparent agony after the play finished.
“I was raising my hand for the trainers to rush over as quickly as they could as soon as he was hit and I saw his facial expression and heard him,” Bears receiver Darnell Mooney recalled.
Montgomery was ultimately assisted off the field and brought back to the locker room, where he was
declared out for the rest of the day by the Bears.
Bears quarterback Justin Fields stated, “David is a leader.”
“He’s one of the leaders of the squad. Before each game, he speaks with us. He’s a dog, after all. Every day at practise and every
game, he brings the same amount of enthusiasm. And I hope it’s not too severe, my son.
Even if it is, he will still be a leader on this team and will continue to lead this offence every day.”
Prior to the injury, Montgomery had a good day (106 running yards, two touchdowns).
Montgomery has 309 running yards and three touchdowns this season for the Bears.
In other injury news, Bears defensive tackle Akiem Hicks left the game after suffering a groyne injury on Chicago’s first defensive
play. Montgomery’s backup, experienced Damien Williams, was also injured in the quad.
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