Detroit Lions’ David Montgomery Expects to Miss a Couple of Weeks Due to Thigh Injury

Detroit Lions running back David Montgomery suffered a thigh injury during Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks and expects to be sidelined for “a couple weeks” while he recovers. Montgomery, who did not finish the game, addressed reporters after the match but declined to provide further details about his injury.

The incident occurred at the start of the fourth quarter when Montgomery was carted off the field with his right leg wrapped in an ice pack. The Lions ultimately lost the game 37-31 in overtime.

Montgomery’s Injury

Montgomery’s injury appears to be a thigh bruise, according to Detroit coach Dan Campbell. The severity of the injury will be assessed further on Monday. The running back had been having a strong game, with 16 carries for 67 rushing yards and a touchdown, as well as a catch for 7 yards.

This season marks Montgomery’s first with the Lions after signing as a free agent. In his first two games with the team, he has rushed for 141 yards and two touchdowns.

The injury occurred during the third quarter when Montgomery was tackled near the sideline by Seattle linebacker Jordyn Brooks after making a catch from quarterback Jared Goff.

Recovery and Impact on the Lions

With Montgomery expected to miss a couple of weeks, the Lions will need to rely on their depth at the running back position. Backup running back Jamaal Williams is likely to see an increased workload in Montgomery’s absence. Williams has shown promise in the early part of the season, and the Lions will need him to step up to fill the void left by Montgomery’s injury.

The Lions’ offense may also need to adjust its game plan without Montgomery. His ability to contribute both as a rusher and a receiver has been valuable for the team. The coaching staff will need to find creative ways to compensate for his absence and ensure that the offense remains effective.

Looking Ahead

The Lions will face the challenge of navigating through the next few weeks without one of their key offensive weapons. Montgomery’s absence will test the team’s depth and resilience. It will also provide an opportunity for other players to step up and make an impact.

As Montgomery focuses on his recovery, the Lions will be hoping for a swift return to full fitness. His presence on the field brings a dynamic element to the team’s offense, and his contributions will be sorely missed during his time on the sidelines.

Overall, the Lions will need to rally together and find ways to overcome this setback. The NFL season is long and filled with ups and downs, and injuries are an unfortunate part of the game. The team will need to stay focused and continue to work towards their goals, even in the face of adversity.

ESPN’s Eric Woodyard contributed to this report.

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