Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery injured his groin early in practice Wednesday, coach Matt Nagy said.
Montgomery slipped before taking over from quarterback Mitchell Trubisky and going to ground. He stood up holding his left leg and appeared to be in serious pain.
He limped off the field and was brought back to the team’s facility about 10 minutes later.
Nagy said he didn’t know the severity of Montgomery’s injury. The ball carrier is being evaluated.
The rest of the Chicago running back depth roster consists of Tarik Cohen, Cordarrelle Patterson, Ryan Nall and rookie Artavis Pierce.
Nagy said the club plan to explore all options following Montgomery’s injury.
“You try to stay as positive as possible,” Nagy said. “You don’t know, really, what the answer is and where it is at. And then there is again different, we talk about contingency. This is the year of contingency, so now it’s a year without COVID as an injury. are our options? Do we like where we are now or do we feel like we have to get out of the building? That’s all we’re going to discuss. Whatever we do, we will may that help us. Of course, we have to look at all of this. “
Montgomery led the Bears with 889 rushing yards and six touchdowns in 2019, his rookie season.
Nagy said he liked Montgomery’s “ceiling”.
“They don’t make a lot of guys like they do David Montgomery. He’s a special player,” he said. “We believe in him. We hoped he would slide us into this position [third round] we were in the 2019 draft. He worked really hard. He knows how we do things. He joined it. We’re just knocking on the wood, hoping it will be okay. We really think his future is super bright and we want to have a long career with him. “