Bears running back David Montgomery exits with right knee/ankle injury


CHICAGO (670 The Score) -- Bears running back David Montgomery suffered what the team called a right knee/ankle injury in the first quarter of Chicago’s 23-20 win against Houston on Sunday afternoon at Soldier Field. He didn't return to the game after suffering the injury.

After conducting initial testing, the Bears were hopeful that Montgomery will be considered day-to-day. Coach Matt Eberflus indicated after the game the prognosis was "good."

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Montgomery had his leg rolled up while working in pass protection. He went down and was in clear pain for several minutes before walking off the field under his own power but with a clear limp. He went to the medical tent before then departing for the locker room.

Montgomery had three rushes for 11 yards at the time of his injury. Backup running back Khalil Herbert carried 20 times for 157 yards and two scores after Montgomery left with the injury.

After the game, Herbert told Montgomery that he dedicated that performance to him.

"Always ready when my time is called," Herbert said. "Ready for any opportunity I get. Just trying to make the most of it."

Bears receiver Byron Pringle also exited as he suffered a calf injury. The Bears are required to issue their next injury report Wednesday.

Chris Emma covers the Bears, Chicago’s sports scene and more for Follow him on Twitter @CEmma670.

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