Ty Montgomery's rib injury not as bad as initially thought

Sheri Evans
October 1, 2017

NFL.com reported he suffered broken ribs, but the Packers had not confirmed that as of late Thursday night.

Jones finished the evening with 49 rushing yards on 13 carries.

The key with Williams, though, is his health.

Montgomery ran the ball five times in seven plays to start but left the game holding his chest and did not return.

With starting offensive tackles David Bakhtiari (hamstring) and Bryan Bulaga (ankle) inactive and backup tackles Jason Spriggs, Kyle Murphy and Don Barclay on injured reserve, the Packers started a makeshift offensive line that didn't include any career tackles.

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Green Bay will travel to take on the Dallas Cowboys next Sunday, the place where it defeated the NFC East Champions in the playoffs last season.

Since Montgomery and Williams are believed to be dealing with short-term injuries, Green Bay will not bring in outside running back help, Schefter reports.

Rookie Jamaal Williams left Thursday night's game with a knee injury, which left Green Bay with just two healthy running backs for the balance of the contest.

While the fifth-round pick from UTEP doesn't scream season-shifting waiver-wire addition, the opportunity for regular work will be there if Williams is out along with Montgomery. He has made that a football life of the past, becoming the a multi-threat option, also hauling in 18 receptions for 129 yards and a touchdown this year out of the backfield. He'll be relied on to keep Green Bay's offense balanced next week while the rest of their depth chart heals up.

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