Montgomery (ribs), who was placed on injured reserve Friday, will undergo wrist surgery in the coming days, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Though Montgomery was ruled out for his third straight game Sunday against the Buccaneers due to the rib injuries before being shuttled to IR, it appears his need for wrist surgery was the primary reason behind the transaction. Montgomery should be fully recovered from both issues by the time training camp commences next summer, but the Packers will be forced to ride out the current season with Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams as their primary running backs.
The Packers placed Montgomery (ribs) on injured reserve Friday. With Montgomery having made little progress after aggravating his ribs -- which he first cracked in a Week 4 win over the Bears -- in the rematch with Chicago on Nov. 12 and already ruled out for the third consecutive game, the Packers decided it was time to shut him for the season. Montgomery's absence will leave rookies Jamaal Williams and Aaron Jones (knee) to act as the team's primary running backs the rest of the way, with Jones the favorite to serve in the No. 1 role once he overcomes his own injury. The Packers promoted wideout Michael Clark from their practice squad to take Montgomery's spot on the 53-man roster.
Montgomery (ribs) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers. Montgomery hasn't practiced since aggravating his rib injury in Week 10, so it comes as no surprise that he'll miss a third straight game. Jamaal Williams appears to be the favorite to lead the Packers' rushing attack this week, but Aaron Jones (knee) could return from a two-game absence and have a role in the team's game plan, too.
Montgomery (ribs) was listed as a non-participant for Thursday's practice, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com, Montgomery wasn't even in attendance for practice -- at least not the portion available to the media -- making it unlikely that he'll be ready to go by the time Sunday's game against the Buccaneers arrives. The absences of Montgomery and Aaron Jones (knee) the last two weeks have allowed Jamaal Williams to act as the Packers' lead runner during that time, but Jones could offer some relief in Week 13. He was limited in practice for the second straight day Thursday.
Montgomery (ribs) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game in Pittsburgh, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports. Montgomery didn't practice Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, but Packers coach Mike McCarthy said the running back will have one last opportunity Saturday. The team's decision to list Montgomery as doubtful suggests he isn't expected to play even if he manages some degree of participation Saturday. Jamaal Williams is set to lead the backfield again, with Devante Mays (ankle) and fullback Aaron Ripkowski working in supporting roles.
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