David Montgomery Injury Update: Lions RB expected to miss time with rib injury
On Sunday, during the Detroit Lions‘ 20-16 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, running back David Montgomery was forced to exit the field after suffering an injury. After a remarkable 19-yard gain, Montgomery found himself writhing in pain on the field but managed to walk off under his own power. He promptly made his way to the locker room, with signs pointing to a rib injury. Subsequently, the Lions listed him as “Questionable” to return, but regrettably, he never made a comeback.
Another Tough Blow for the Lions
On Monday morning, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press suggested that Montgomery is likely to be sidelined for a considerable duration due to the injury.
Why it Matters
Losing Montgomery for any amount of time would be a huge blow for the Lions' offense as he has been their workhorse at running back. In five games this season, he has carried the ball 94 times for 384 yards (4.1 yards per carry) and six touchdowns. He has also caught six passes for another 66 yards.
With Montgomery expected to miss time, the hope is that rookie Jahmyr Gibbs will be able to return from his injury to help carry the load.
TL;DR (too long didn't read)
- David Montgomery's Injury: During the Detroit Lions' game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, running back David Montgomery suffered an injury following an impressive 19-yard gain.
- Montgomery's Game Status: The Lions initially labeled Montgomery as “Questionable” to return, but he never re-entered the game.
- Impact on the Lions: Losing Montgomery for an extended period would be a significant setback for the Lions' offense, as he has been a key contributor at the running back position, both rushing and receiving.
Bottom Line: Next Man Up… Again
The Detroit Lions face a challenging situation as they anticipate an extended absence for running back David Montgomery, who suffered a rib injury during their recent game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With Montgomery being a key asset to their offense, his absence raises concerns about the team's rushing game. The Lions hope rookie Jahmyr Gibbs can help fill the void during Montgomery's recovery.