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Packers RB Montgomery has multiple broken ribs

Green Bay Packers running back Ty Montgomery (88) rushes with the football during the third quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals earlier this season at Lambeau Field. (Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports)

The Sports Xchange

Green Bay Packers running back Ty Montgomery admitted that he is nursing multiple broken ribs heading into this weekend’s game against the Dallas Cowboys.

Montgomery was injured in the first quarter of Thursday’s 35-14 victory over the Chicago Bears.

“I’m going to do my best to try to be out there (against the Cowboys),” the 24-year-old converted wide receiver said on USA Today’s Clubhouse Live. “But of course, I have to be wary of risking something more serious. I don’t want to puncture any internal organs. We all know how serious that can be.

“... It is what it is. But I will say that (the ribs) are broken. Multiple. And I’ll be fine. I’m feeling a lot better than I felt on Thursday. I can laugh now, I can sleep now. My movement’s fine. It’s just a matter of, is it going to be safe enough for me to be out there and not risk internal injury? That’s the conversation I’m trying to have now.”

Montgomery has rushed 46 times for 152 yards and two touchdowns this season. He also has 18 receptions for 129 receiving yards and one score.

Jamaal Williams replaced Montgomery and sustained a knee injury, leading to fellow rookie Aaron Jones serving as the feature back. Jones rushed for 49 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries.

The Packers (3-1) visit the Cowboys (2-2) on Sunday.