Bears’ Montgomery Says The Knee “Is Getting Better Every Day,” which originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
Remember when the Chicago Bears started going back, David Montgomery took a big hit in the Detroit Lions game and immediately went down, clutching his left knee in pain? At the time, it looked like he might miss the rest of the season.
He finally got up and hobbled off the field, suffering an over-extended knee that would keep him exposed for four to five weeks.
It was a definite “oh no” situation. What will happen next? How much time will Montgomery miss? Will Damien Williams take over? Oh, Williams is getting hurt too? Yes. Two injured running backs in a game. Williams suffered a thigh contusion after coming into the game for Montgomery.
Two and a half weeks after the injury, Montgomery appeared on the episode of the Bears Banter Podcast on Wednesday and gave an update on his knee.
“It’s good,” said Montgomery. “I’m fine. It’s getting better every day. I’m just trying to improve and come back 100 percent.”
Montgomery doesn’t want to overdo himself, but believes that in a few weeks he can hit the field and help his team without consequences.
During the live broadcast of the game, the announcers said they did not want to show the replay of Montgomery’s injury because it was “too cruel”. After it was taken out, Montgomery tweeted thankful news.
YOU ARE AN AMAZING GOD !!!
– David Montgomery (@MontgomerDavid) October 3, 2021
That gave the Bears fans some air, thinking that after that scary moment with Montgomery everything would be fine.
“It was a blessing so I’m happy,” said Montgomery of his injury, which was not severe.
Rookie running back Khalil Herbert replaced Montgomery and Williams in Sunday’s rivalry against the Green Bay Packers. He scored his first NFL rushing touchdown with a 1-yard run on the Bears’ first possession.
“He’s a dog, man,” said Montgomery of Herbert’s performance. “To be so young, to be able to come in and play like he played. I’m proud of the boy. He’s going to do great things for the Chicago Bears.”
Montgomery’s breakout season came in his sophomore year with the Bears after taking on injured Tarik Cohen in the 2020 season. He ran for 1,070 yards and eight touchdowns. He said he continued to focus on God instead of what others thought and just remembered to have fun playing football again.
The running back is looking forward to returning to the Bears offensive and looking forward to the trial of rookie quarterback Justin Fields.
“He’s a calm, calm, calm, very calm, and collective person,” said Montgomery. “It’s definitely something special to see him calmly for who he is and have a lot of pressure that he’s had. It’s just great for him and I’m proud of him that he’s treated like that.”
The Bears offensive could look very different for the next month or two as injured players like Montgomery and rookie offensive linemen Teven Jenkins and Larry Borom return from the injured list.
“I’m just ready for this,” said Montgomery. “I’m just ready to come back and help my teammates, really.”
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