Bears RB David Montgomery misses practice Wednesday


LAKE FOREST, Ill. (670 The Score) -- Bears running back David Montgomery could require more time before returning from his ankle injury.

Montgomery didn't practice Wednesday and remained with the Bears’ athletic training staff working through his rehabilitation. He could miss a second straight game Sunday, when the Bears visit the Vikings.

Since Montgomery went down during a game on Sept. 25, the Bears have leaned on second-year running back Khalil Herbert to lead their backfield. He has rushed 39 times for 234 yards and two scores in the past two games and has accumulated 317 rushing yards and three scores this season.

The Bears also practiced Wednesday without cornerback Jaylon Johnson (quad), who told the Spiegel & Parkins Show on Monday that he's uncertain of his status for Sunday.

“If my body tells me no, at least I know I’m prepared,” Johnson said. “But if I can go, then I’ll be out there for sure.”

The Bears also practiced without safety Dane Cruikshank (hamstring) and cornerback Jaylon Jones (illness). Linebacker Matt Adams (hamstring) and tight end Ryan Griffin (Achilles) were limited participants.

The Bears (2-2) and Vikings (3-1) kick off at noon CT on Sunday from U.S. Bank Stadium.

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