Ty Montgomery: Broken Ribs, Still May Play
Green Bay Packers running back Ty Montgomery left Thursday’s game against the Chicago Bears in the first quarter.
The initial diagnosis was broken ribs. Montgomery confirmed that on Monday, but says he might play against the Dallas Cowboys anyway.
“I’m going to do my best to try to be out there. But of course, I have to be wary of risking something more serious. I don’t want to puncture any internal organs. We all know how serious that can be. It’s also kind of frustrating when an injury happens – obviously it’s in the public eye and everybody wants to know what’s going on. But I wish I could have some privacy on my own injuries sometimes. And I wish the people that are reporting things from anonymous sources could be held accountable for the things that they report.”
“It is what it is. But I will say that (the ribs) are broken. Multiple. And I’ll be fine. I’m feeling a lot better than I felt on Thursday. I can laugh now, I can sleep now. My movement’s fine. It’s just a matter of, is it going to be safe enough for me to be out there and not risk internal injury? That’s the conversation I’m trying to have now.”
Montgomery seemed to be on the way to his best game of the season against the Bears. Before getting hurt, Montgomery had carried five times for 28 yards, a 5.6 per carry average. That’s the best Montgomery has posted in a game on the season.
He’s still averaging just 3.3 per for the year. However, Montgomery has added 18 receptions for 129 yards.
Although Aaron Jones played fine against the Bears, we’d love to have Montgomery back for the Cowboys. Of course, not at the risk of long-term injury.
Kind of seems like the Packers are cursed in that department this year. But what’s new?