The Chicago Bears have their own injury problems. Running back David Montgomery is out with a sprained left knee. David Montgomery will be out for at least four weeks with his knee injury. Here’s a look at what happened to him last week against the Lions. He hasn’t been practicing this week, but he could be back by week’s end. Akiem Hicks is also out with a left knee sprain.
Damien Williams’ quad injury
There’s a big question mark hanging over the Chicago Bears this week after two running backs suffered injuries. Damien Williams suffered a quad injury against the Lions and David Montgomery is dealing with a knee injury. Neither of these players is expected to miss much time, but they will both be a loss in the coming weeks. Regardless of the situation, the Bears will rely on their backups for the time being.
The second question mark for the Chicago Bears is where the team will start Damien Williams. The running back started his career with the Miami Dolphins but spent the last two seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs. In 2020, Williams rushed for 498 yards and five touchdowns. However, Williams’ production has been affected by the development of Khalil Herbert, a sixth-round pick in the 2020 draft. Although Williams sounds encouraging, the running back may not be ready for Sunday’s game.
Another question regarding the starting running back is how much of a role Montgomery will play this week. While David Montgomery is expected to miss at least one game, Williams’ running ability and experience will help him make the most of this opportunity. In addition to David Montgomery, Williams can also fill in for injured running back David Montgomery. If both backs are healthy, Williams will start and Khalil Herbert will likely be the backup.
Despite the lack of information, Williams is active for today’s game against the Buccaneers. He was activated from the COVID list on Saturday. However, he is not worth using in your Week 7 fantasy lineup. You should consider adding Khalil Herbert instead. He has been a consistent fantasy option over the past two seasons. The Bears’ other running backs are Tyreek Hill and Aaron Donald.
Akiem Hicks’ sprained left knee
Akiem Hicks has been ruled out of Saturday’s game against the Raiders after sustaining a sprained left knee in the first half of last week’s game. The RB had not traveled to Las Vegas to recover from the injury. The Bears have activated linebacker Danny Trevathan from injured reserve and placed running back David Montgomery on injured reserve. Montgomery is expected to miss four weeks of action. Despite being out, starting safety Tashaun Gipson has returned to practice after missing two games with a hamstring injury.
Akiem Hicks, the Bears’ top defensive tackle, sprained his left knee during Sunday’s practice. Despite the knee injury, Montgomery has not yet returned to full practice. Despite not practicing this week, Montgomery’s absence has led to speculation surrounding his status. Despite being the third-round pick, Montgomery has logged 21 carries this season for 90 yards. Currently, Montgomery is fifth in the NFL in rushing with 309 yards. Damien Williams will take over the role of top Chicago Bears running back.
The injury is Montgomery’s second major injury in three weeks. Initially, the NFL placed Montgomery on injured reserve on Friday. The DL reported that Hicks had suffered a sprained left knee in his previous game. On Friday, the Bears’ first injury report was released ahead of the game against the Vikings. It wasn’t good news for both players. Allen Robinson and Justin Fields were also taken off the list, but David Montgomery is expected to play this weekend.
Among the other notable injuries for the Bears, tackle Akiem Hicks has been placed on the injured reserve list. He was diagnosed with a sprained left knee in a groin injury last Sunday during a game against the Bears. Meanwhile, outside linebacker Khalil Mack is expected to play against his former team in Las Vegas. Although he will likely miss a game or two, the star said he would be able to play.
David Montgomery’s sprained left knee
It appears that the Chicago Bears’ running back David Montgomery will miss four to five weeks with a sprained left knee. The sprain was first reported by ESPN. Montgomery helped propel the Bears to a Week 4 win over the Lions with 106 rushing yards. He only played 36 offensive snaps in the contest. However, the injury could affect Montgomery’s fantasy value.
The initial assumption is that Montgomery’s injury is not a major injury, but it will require MRI tests to determine what exactly is wrong. The sprain is not considered a serious injury. The MRI will determine whether or not the injury was traumatic. Montgomery will be placed on injured reserve until the results of his procedure are revealed. If Montgomery is not returning to the field, the Bears may struggle to split the next four games. The playoffs could get nasty, if the Bears make it that far.
The Chicago Bears’ Week 9 loss to the Titans has a direct impact on Montgomery’s fantasy value. He has been out of practice since Week 9. However, his injury on Wednesday was concerning. The quarterback also suffered a groin injury, so it’s unlikely that he will return this week. In addition, Montgomery’s injury may impact his workload, as the Bears will need to rely heavily on Khalil Herbert to carry the ball.
The injury to David Montgomery’s sprained left leg could limit his ability to participate in practice on Thursday. He has not been updated on his injury status, and he is not expected to return in the Week 4 game against the Lions. In addition to his sprained knee, the Chicago Bears have already lost defensive tackle Akim Hicks, who was listed as questionable for Sunday’s game.
Montgomery’s return to practice
The Lions are adamant that they will be prepared for the Week 14 game after third-round pick David Montgomery returns to practice from a knee injury. The former running back has not missed a practice since Week 5 due to the injury. Ty Montgomery had a solid first half of the season, with 69 carries for 309 yards and three touchdowns. He also added six catches for 49 yards. In his return to the field, Montgomery recorded nine carries for a score and was 5.0 yards per carry against the Packers.
The Chicago Bears have designated RB David Montgomery for the return from injured reserve. The team has a three-week window to activate Montgomery, but if it does not happen in that timeframe, he will not be eligible to return to the roster. Montgomery will return to practice on Thursday. During the first day of the session, Montgomery appeared healthy and was running well. Once activated, the Bears will then decide how much to use him in practice.
When Montgomery returns, Ty is expected to start at running back. In his absence, Khalil Herbert has earned the No. 2 role. Herbert has rushed for more than seventy yards in his last four games. Last week against the Buccaneers, he topped 100 yards in one game. Herbert is one of the few backs in the past few seasons to rush for a 100-yard-plus total against that defense.
The Lions’ final game of the season is Sunday, which means David Montgomery’s fantasy value is shaky. While he’s healthy, his value remains murky and there is no clear cut answer as to whether he’ll play on Monday night. However, Nagy is confident in Montgomery’s return to practice. If he’s active on Monday, he should play against the Steelers.
Whether he’ll miss 4-5 weeks
If you’re worried that Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery will miss four to five weeks because of an injured knee, you’re not alone. The Bears drafted Montgomery in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft, and he’s been underrated since. His first four games have seen him rush for 309 yards and three touchdowns, while adding 49 receiving yards. In Sunday’s 20-17 win over the Bengals, Montgomery had 79 yards in total. Montgomery has been one of 20 NFL players from Greater Cincinnati high schools.
The Bears have already lost D’Andre Swift and Jimmy Garoppolo to injuries. And they’ll be without a number of talented pass catchers after the bye week. That means Montgomery will miss at least one more game before returning from the bye week. He may play minimally before the bye week but could re-injure himself. In that case, Montgomery will be limited to practice.
Last Sunday, Montgomery left the field after sustaining a knee injury. His injury was diagnosed as a sprained knee and he will miss four to five weeks. He’ll probably miss at least three games, which will hurt the offense if he doesn’t return soon. Although a sprained knee is no laughing matter, his absence will limit the Bears’ options in the passing game.
The loss of Montgomery will be felt throughout the team. He’s one of the team’s most valuable offensive players this season. However, his injury is less serious than Williams’. It’s unlikely to prevent him from playing this week against the Raiders. In the meantime, the Bears will have to settle for another backup plan. As long as the Bears are prepared, Montgomery should be able to return in Week 5 and beyond.