Lions share big injury update on David Montgomery
Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell on Monday shared a big update on the status of David Montgomery.
Campbell said that Montgomery suffered a bruise thigh in the team’s 37-31 overtime loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. Montgomery is said to be day-to-day.
#Lions RB David Montgomery (thigh bruise) is day to day, per coach Dan Campbell. So it appears Detroit's lead back avoided a more serious injury.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 18, 2023
That is some really good news for the Lions considering how things were looking on Sunday.
Montgomery appeared to have suffered a knee injury against Seattle.
Video of David Montgomery injury
Right knee twisted
Possible mechanism of injury – meniscus or MCL sprain
IF that was the case could be 3-4 week injury pic.twitter.com/7BGM3EJ7NI
— Adam Hutchison (@TheRealAdam_H) September 17, 2023
After the game, Mongtomery was hobbling through the locker room and reportedly said the injury could take a couple of weeks to heal.
I believe this is sourced from @davebirkett, who wrote on Montgomery:
“Montgomery said the injury could take "’a couple weeks’ to heal, but otherwise declined comment when stopped by a reporter as he hobbled through the locker room”
— Pride of Detroit (@PrideOfDetroit) September 18, 2023
Based on the expectations Montgomery had set, if he is only day-to-day, that’s great news.
Montgomery rushed 16 times for 67 yards and a touchdown against Seattle, though he lost a fumble. He has rushed 37 times for 141 yards and 2 TDs this season. The 26-year-old is in his first season with Detroit after spending the previous four with the Chicago Bears.