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Ty Montgomery Still Isn’t Running

Ty Montgomery

Receiver Ty Montgomery’s rookie season was pretty much a waste.

He played in just six games before suffering an ankle injury that appeared to be misdiagnosed by the Green Bay Packers medical staff. That resulted in a weekly will-he-or-won’t-he play guessing game that was frustrating for both Montgomery and fans.

After playing that game for weeks and weeks, the Packers finally decided to shut Montgomery down in December. It was then revealed that Montgomery didn’t have an ankle sprain as we had been led to believe all along, but that he had a torn ligament and needed surgery.

Way to go, guys.

Montgomery spent the first part of the offseason in a walking boot. Last week, we found he no longer had that boot and appeared to be walking around like a normal human being.

That’s progress, but Montgomery still isn’t ready to get on the field or even run, for that matter.

Montgomery said while he isn’t running, he is “getting to that point,” doing unloaded running in the rehab pool and “incorporating more lower-body exercises” than he had been doing.

“Everything is moving smoothly,” Montgomery said. “My timeline is their timeline. We’re all working together and just making sure the best things happen for me [to get healthy].”

Clearly there’s still a ways to go before the Packers get another glimpse of Montgomery in action.

You shouldn’t expect to see him on the field prior to training camp.

When he is ready to go, Montgomery will be counted on to help boost an offense — along with a healthy Jordy Nelson and a trim Eddie Lacy — that was stagnant in 2015.

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Joseph Bonham

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7 Comments

  1. MJ April 16, 2016

    He was a nice slot receiver. And didn’t have to go through the “Ty isn’t there yet”, like Janis.

  2. ay hombre April 16, 2016

    Crack medical staff probably was treating him for a VD and realized months later…oh shit it’s his ankle!

  3. PF4L April 17, 2016

    So….Just to clarify Joseph’s assertion. Ty, did in fact have a ankle sprain, but he also had cartilage damage. It wasn’t until Ty got pissed off over his injury not healing, that he went outside of the Packers medical staff to seek answers.

    Apparently the Packers medical staff either (a) didn’t see the cartilage damage in the mri, or (b) they thought it would heal on it’s own.

    Ty should be 2 months ahead of where he is right now. Chalk up another win for the Packers medical staff.

  4. Chad Lundberg April 17, 2016

    Packers medical staff is yet another example of an organization that simply refuses to fire incompetent people. These guys continue to cost the team valuable time needed to heal. It took a historically bad year for the Coach to finally can Slocum, for that reason alone, I almost hope the med staff screws up so badly they will be replaced.

  5. Deepsky April 18, 2016

    The Packers were 6-0 with this guy, then were 4-6 without him. He didn’t have any big plays, but he caught the ball and moved the chains. Clearly the Packers were hoping he could return for the playoffs.

    1. PF4L April 18, 2016

      If that was the case, and you and i don’t know either way. clearly, they were absolutely wrong.

  6. Ted Hawthorne April 18, 2016

    TM still not even running. Well, that makes it a really good idea
    to not think about bringing back Jennings. And, of course,
    TT is correct about not playing Janis- why he just can’t produce
    when it counts. We all saw that in Arizona. Besides, Adams
    will breakthrough any moment now.