Lions' Montgomery, Houston likely to miss time with injuries


Lions running back David Montgomery was having himself a day against the Seahawks, until his day came to an end.

Trying to twist his way out of a tackle with a defender clinging to his ankles, Montgomery suffered a lower-body injury in the third quarter Sunday and limped off the field. He was helped to the bench by trainers and eventually carted to the locker room with a wrap on his right knee.

After the Lions' 37-31 overtime loss, Dan Campbell deemed Montgomery's injury a thigh bruise. Montgomery, who had 16 carries for 67 yards and a touchdown, told the Free Press that it could take "a couple weeks to heal." A durable runner in his four seasons with the Bears, Montgomery has been Detroit's lead back through two games.

The Lions also may have lost pass rusher James Houston for an extended period of time. Houston suffered an ankle injury on special teams Sunday and left the stadium in a wheel chair, holding crutches and with his right foot in a boot. A trip to the injured reserve sounds likely for Houston, who "will be out for a little while," said Campbell.

Detroit hopes to get better news on guard Halapoulivaati Vaitai, who left the game in the fourth quarter with a knee injury, on the same play that Amon-Ra St. Brown went down with a toe injury. St. Brown would return, Vaitai would not. Campbell said he'll know more on Vaitai on Monday.

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