Minor injuries are the norm in training camp and they keep mounting for the Green Bay Packers.
During Tuesday’s practice, rookie safety Josh Jones was forced to step out of practice and, per ESPN’s Rob Demovsky, was seen icing his ankle before being carted away from the practice field. Ankle issues are always cause for concern when they hit the secondary. So far there does not seem to be cause for alarm, but his status will be watched closely when the team practices again on Wednesday.
Perhaps more troubling because of the vague description is the lower leg injury to starting running back Ty Montgomery. You may recall that Montgomery suffered a catastrophic ankle injury during the 2015 season, which required major surgery.
There is no indication that this injury is in any way related to that one — at least not yet — but it’s worth keeping an eye on, especially as Jamaal Williams continues to draw rave reviews. Hopefully it is just normal wear and tear; Montgomery was on the sidelines during practice rather than being missing entirely, a sign that the injury likely is not a serious one.
Joining these players on the shelf was rookie wide receiver DeAngelo Yancey, who also missed practice with a groin injury.
UPDATE: Montgomery revealed a slight bit of detail about his injury, which shows that it is definitely not related to the broken ankle he suffered in 2015:
#Packers RB Ty Montgomery said he has a "soft tissue" injury. Would not say if it's hamstring, quad, all of the above. No specifics.— Ryan Wood (@ByRyanWood) August 15, 2017