Yet again, it appears the Green Bay Packers dodged a bullet in regards to a player injury. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, rookie wide receiver Ty Montgomery did not suffer a high-ankle sprain as feared and could play in two weeks against the Denver Broncos when the team returns from its bye week.
Montgomery injured his ankle when a defender rolled up on his leg during the first half of Green Bay's 27-20 victory over the San Diego Chargers. The receiver required help getting off the field, and could not put any weight on the affected left leg. Montgomery's injury left the Packers with just James Jones, Randall Cobb, Jeff Janis and Jared Abbrederis at wideout for the remainder of the game.
However, though the injury appeared serious in the moment, Montgomery has just a run-of-the-mill ankle sprain and shouldn't miss much time.
When Montgomery returns, expect him to see fewer snaps as Davante Adams, one of the Packers' starting three receivers when healthy, should return from an ankle injury of his own. Still, Montgomery can continue to contribute as a reserve pass catcher and on kickoff returns.
In his six career games, Montgomery has 15 catches for 136 yards and two touchdowns. He also averages 31.1 yards per kickoff return. The Packers selected Montgomery in the third-round of the 2015 NFL Draft.