Packers RB Ty Montgomery suffered broken ribs, sources say, and won’t return. He did it early and played through it for several plays.
We asked our injury expert, Russell Manalastas, about Montgomery's recovery timeline: "With reports of multiple rib fractures, it's unlikely for him to be ready in 10 days, could be out a few weeks but ultimately comes down to pain tolerance. If it was single level rib fracture, then likelihood of him coming back sooner goes up, but if he's got a few ribs broken that becomes more troublesome to try and play through." Rapoport makes it sound as if it's the former, and that Montgomery will miss a week or two. Due to his ability to pass protect, Jamaal Williams had been running ahead of Aaron Jones, but Williams was also injured (knee) against the Bears, so Jones got the call. He finished with 49 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries. Jones has good measurables, especially his burst and agility scores, and it showed on Thursday night as he had several nice scampers. It's clear that he's the more explosive runner of the two, but it's not clear if the Packers are willing to play him ahead of Williams. Aaron Ripkowski is also an option if neither rookie is able to secure the starting gig while Montgomery is sidelined.