Chicago Bears: 3 practical thoughts on David Montgomery injury

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The Chicago Bears could be without running back David Montgomery a while after he suffered a non-contact injury.

Wednesday morning, the Chicago Bears took the practice field for yet another training camp outing. On a particular hand-off from quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, however, things took a bad turn for running back David Montgomery.

Montgomery slipped on his own, avoided any contact and went down in pain. Initially, some wondered whether it was a knee, foot or ankle injury. No one knew how severe it was, but fans were just about in a ruckus.

When the term “carted off” is used in football, that typically signals a worst case scenario. Yet, this is training camp, and anyone with an injury requiring attention would be “carted off,” so there wasn’t complete panic just yet.

After the media met with coach Matt Nagy, we all received some clarity on the issue. Thankfully, it wasn’t an ACL tear or Achilles injury. It wasn’t even his knee or ankle.

With a groin injury, the Bears will of course have to go through more tests with Montgomery in the coming days in order to see just how severe it is. They will surely be without him for the foreseeable future, though.

So, what now? The Bears don’t exactly have an every-down back to come in and take Montgomery’s place until he’s healthy. Ryan Pace essentially ignored the position this offseason.

Despite that fact, though, we can look at this injury with an objective set of eyes and take away some practical thoughts; a deeper dive on the injury and the Bears’ running back situation, if you will.