Bears Get Bad News on David Montgomery Concussion

Larry Rupp
The Bears get bad news regarding starting running back David Montgomery's concussion.
The Bears get bad news regarding starting running back David Montgomery's concussion. / Frederick Breedon/Getty Images

Monday brings bad news for the Chicago Bear,s as starting running back David Montgomery is now in the NFL's concussion protocol. Montgomery had to leave the Bear's Week 9 game against the Tennessee Titans after suffering an apparent head injury.

The Bears do not play until Monday Night this week as they take on the divisional rival Minnesota Vikings, which allows a little bit of extra time for Montgomery to recover. In order to play, however, Montgomery will have to clear concussion protocol at some point this week.

Montgomery has put together a solid season so far, rushing for 472 yards on 131 carries and hauling in 30 receptions for 212 yards as well. He has 2 touchdowns on the year and has yet to receive fewer than 10 carries in any single game. The Bears' offense would lose a major playmaker if he is unable to suit up this week.

The Bears are already shorthanded at running back as Tarik Cohen will miss the rest of the season and cannot afford to lose Montgomery as they continue to fight for a playoff spot. The only other running backs on the Bears roster right now are Ryan Nall and Cordarrelle Patterson, who have a combined 232 total yards on the season.

Montgomery's status will be something to keep an eye on all the way up until game time. The Bears are currently a 2.5-point home underdogs against the Vikings in Week 10, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL betting odds.

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