Green Bay Packers running back Ty Montgomery broke his ribs against the Chicago Bears. Don’t count him out against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.
“I’m going into this week as if I’m going to play,” Montgomery said, per Mike Spofford of the team’s official website. “I’m not willing to risk my overall long-term health, but at the end of the day it’s going to be up to me.”
He also described the painful injury, which he initially tried to play through against the Bears before leaving the game. He was taken down by one defender, who had a knee pressed against Montgomery’s ribs when a defensive tackle landed on top of him.
“The defensive tackle landed full body weight on him, so it was like a hammer-and-nail type situation,” Montgomery said. “His knee was hammered into my rib cage.”
He may have to wear special pads if he does play, to keep from making things worse.
“I’ll continue to get treatment and we’ll talk about a plan as far as what type of protection I can wear,” Montgomery said. “Obviously there’s rib cages or flak jackets or whatever. We’ll talk about it.”
His only concern is if he could seriously injure himself on another hit. If not, he’s tough enough to endure the pain.
“You just do it. That’s as simple as it is,” Montgomery said. “You just do it and gut it out if you can, as long as there’s no risk of internal injury.”
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