Ty Montgomery was off to an impressive start Thursday night, rushing for 28 yards on five carries in the first quarter.
That night came to a painful end with what we’ve now learned are broken ribs.
The NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport first reported the news shortly after play resumed following a 46-minute delay due to lightning near Lambeau Field.
#Packers RB Ty Montgomery suffered broken ribs, sources say, and won’t return. He did it early and played through it for several plays.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 29, 2017
Montgomery appeared to be in significant pain when he finally left the field. The Packers have turned to Jamaal Williams in his absence. However, Williams left the field early in the second quarter with an injury of his own. He was clutching his left leg at the time.
That leaves Aaron Jones as the only healthy active running back, as Devante Mays was a healthy scratch for Thursday’s game. Jones had not seen a snap on offense yet in the Packers’ first three games, but will be in for a much heavier workload the rest of the way than expected.