A collective hush fell over Ray Nitschke Field during Monday's practice, when rookie receiver Ty Montgomery -- one of the stars of Green Bay Packers training camp -- needed help getting to the sideline.
"I got hit in the gonads," Montgomery said later. "Twice."
The first time, he kept running.
"I was like, 'OK that one hurt, but I'm going to finish," he said.
After the second one, he went down. It was more than just a fist to the groin area.
Nevertheless, Montgomery came back to make another one of the eye-catching plays he's made throughout camp. During a red zone period, the third-round pick from Stanford made a leaping grab in the end zone on a fade from quarterback Scott Tolzien over cornerback Quinten Rollins.
So far in camp, Montgomery has caught deep balls using his speed, made defenders miss with his quick-twitch change of direction and now flashed his leaping ability. He's had a lot of good days in camp and seems to be in good position to be the team's WR4. That could have some fringe value in deep leagues in the Packers offense.