Hey, Now! David Montgomery is Back at Practice

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Hey, Now! David Montgomery is Back at Practice

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There are some characters who just don’t stay down for long.

Wolverine respawns like nobody’s business. When I was a kid, Bowser came back every year and kidnapped Princess Buttercup in the process to really show that he was back-back. Sheev Palpatine regenerates life more than 30 years after being thrown down a reactor shaft of a space station that blew up into a billion pieces.

But do any of them hold a candle to Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery? Monty was back at Bears practice for the first time since suffering a knee injury in Week 3 against the Houston Texans. It was limited participation for Montgomery, but that is an important step in the right direction. I wouldn’t bet on Montgomery playing so quickly after suffering an injury, but I know better to bet against him playing. Remember Montgomery’s prior injury scares? Quicker-than-expected healing had him back in the lineup in 2020 and in 2021. In other words, I’m definitely not counting him out.

As for the rest of the injury report, here it is:

  • Cornerback Jaylon Johnson (quad) remains a non-participant in practice. Johnson hasn’t practiced since the quad injury set him down during the Thursday practice of Texans Week. Head Coach Matt Eberflus have fingers, toes, and all appendages crossed in hopes Johnson returns to cover Justin Jefferson. But I can’t see it happening until Johnson gets a full practice load in.
  • Linebacker Matt Adams (hamstring) and cornerback Jaylon Jones (illness) were upgraded to full participation. For Adams, that hamstring issue that has kept him out of action the last two weeks could be a thing of the past. I’ll feel better about it if he puts together another full participation. As for Jones, kicking whatever bug made him miss practice has his arrow pointing up.
  • Unfortunately, Sterling Weatherford didn’t practice due to an illness. Hopefully this isn’t related. And if it is, I hope that (1) Weatherford gets well soon and (2) it doesn’t spread any further. ‘Tis the season for colds and what not.
  • Defensive tackle Justin Jones (hip) was limited in Thursday’s practice. It’s a new player on the injury report and a new injury. That combination is always a cause for concern. The Bears aren’t really stacked at defensive tackle, so Jones’ health is of the utmost importance along the defensive line. It’s not as if the Bears can afford to weaken a defensive front already getting bulldozed by opposing run-in games.

There you have it. Just one more injury report update left in the week. Let’s make it a good one.


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