Despite coming away from Thursday Night Football last week with a victory, the Green Bay Packers took a big loss in terms of team health. Ty Montgomery left the game with broken ribs and Davante Adams was sidelined by a devastating head shot from Danny Trevathan.
While both injuries sound serious, it seems the Packers might not be understaffed come Sunday.
"I'm going into this week as if I'm going to play," Montgomery said, via the team's official website. "I'm not willing to risk my overall long-term health, but at the end of the day it's going to be up to me."
This is very encouraging news for Packers and fantasy football fans alike as Montgomery has developed into the weapon that many predicted he’d be this season. His ability in the passing game as also at times been the only thing that’s moved the Packers offense. You can bet Mike McCarthy and Aaron Rodgers would love to see him back for their battle against the Cowboys.
I do want to take a moment and recognize the ridiculousness that is football players. Montgomery broke his ribs on the very first play against the Bears. He then played five more plays. WHAT!? How is that even possible? You know what hurts broken ribs? Breathing. Yea, just that little chest rise can cause splitting pain with broken ribs, let alone getting tackled by 250 pound men. There are times where I’m like “Man, maybe it’d be fun to play in the NFL,” and then stories like this come out and I realize I’d survive all of five seconds.
While I can maybe understand Montgomery being ready for Sunday—though clearly I really can’t—it blows my mind that Davante Adams might be ready to play after the hit he took against the Bears:
I have never seen a helmet warp like this pic.twitter.com/v9y3OnDPs8— Pete Rogers (@petemrogers) September 29, 2017
However, as Ian Rapoport reported, Mike McCarthy expects WR Davante Adams to practice on a limited basis Wednesday and see how he feels. Again, huge news for Packers fans but this kinda bothers me. I just had a hard time believing that a player taken out on a stretcher should be allowed to play 10 days later. I’m not a doctor but I don’t think a paralyzing concussion fully recovers in just over a week.
We’ll see what happens come Sunday, but it’s encouraging to see both players practicing and working their way back to game shape.
The Packers offense might not be as banged up as we thought they’d be.