David Montgomery retired to the locker room during the fourth quarter, after slipping away to the left on a play and lying down with gestures of pain
Chicago Bears starting running back David Montgomery suffered a left knee injury at the end of the victory this Sunday 24-14 over the Detroit Lions.
“We’ll fix it in the next few days,” Bears coach Matt Nagy said after the game.
With 11:10 left on the fourth quarter clock, Montgomery slipped down the left for a five-yard gain, but stayed on the ground and grabbed his left knee. in noticeable pain after the play was over.
“As soon as they boarded him and I saw his facial expression and I heard him; he was waving his hand for the coaches to come as fast as they could,” Bears catcher Darnell Mooney said.
Montgomery finally left the field and immediately went back to the locker room., where the Bears ruled him out for the rest of the afternoon.
“David is a leader,” Bears quarterback Justin Fields said. “He is one of the team captains. He talks to us before every game. He is bringing the same energy every day in training and in every game. I hope he is not too serious but, even if he is, he will still be a a leader on this team and will continue to lead this offense every day. “
Montgomery had a productive afternoon (106 rushing yards, two touchdowns) before injury.
In the season, Montgomery leads the Chicago Bears with 309 rushing yards and three touchdowns..
In other injury news, Bears defensive lineman Akiem Hicks suffered a groin injury, during the first defensive play of the Chicago game and did not return. What’s more, Montgomery’s backup veteran Damien Williams suffered a quadriceps injury.