Earlier this week, it was looking like Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery would be sitting through his team's Week 10 bye. After all, he's been on the injured reserve following Week 4 with a knee injury. However, Bears head coach Matt Nagy's latest update makes it seem like there's a good chance that Montgomery suits up this Monday.
David Montgomery Injury Update
Nagy told reporters Saturday that there's a "really good chance" that Montgomery will play in the Week 9 inter-conference clash against the Pittsburgh Steelers. While the running back hasn't officially been activated, he's practiced all week and could get the nod in the coming days.
Montgomery recorded 69 carries for 309 rushing yards and a trio of touchdowns before getting hurt in Week 4. The third-year prop was also averaging career-bests in yards per game (77.3) and yards per attempt (4.5).
It'll be interesting to see how Montgomery fits back into Chicago's offense after the emergence of Khalil Herbert in his absence. The 2021 sixth-round draft pick has tallied 388 total yards from scrimmage and a touchdown in his last four games, playing at least 77% of the Bears' snaps in his last three.
Chicago is averaging 30.0 rushing attempts per game this season (7th), so there's certainly enough carries to go around if the Bears go for a 50/50 or 60/40 split between the two backs. After all, having two capable running backs is a dream for some teams.
Regardless of who's in the backfield Monday, the Bears are currently 6.5-point underdogs against the Steelers, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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