Another week, another game where Green Bay Packers receiver Ty Montgomery is out.
Nothing new there.
The one thing that was new is Montgomery actually had a reaction and not a very positive one.
The rookie hasn’t played since week 6 because of a sprained ankle. He’s practiced during two separate weeks leading up to games since then, but has experienced a setback each time. So just when we thought he was finally going to play again — like last week, when he practiced all week — Montgomery ends up being inactive on game day once again.
Well, just like us, he’s had enough of this shit.
“I’m kind of fed up with the process,” Montgomery said.
“I just can’t play football like myself right now,” he said.
If he’s not healthy, Montgomery obviously shouldn’t be playing.
But we have to wonder what the Packers are doing with him in practice. We also have to wonder if the injury is indeed a high-ankle sprain as advertised.
Finally, we have to wonder when it’s time to consider putting Montgomery on injured reserve and letting him recover until next year.
These aren’t new ideas. We’ve suggested all of them before.
Maybe the Packers will actually consider them one of these days.
It sure looked like a knee injury, and not an ankle, to me.
IMO, we put him on IR when and only when the season is officially over, in other words, not at all, he could be very useful come Playiffs if a) we manage to make it and b) he’s able to cut on that ankle. If we need to activate someone ditch Backman, Perillo (assuming hes still eligible) or Crockett to the PS.