Ty Montgomery says it’s his decision whether he plays Sunday


Packers running back Ty Montgomery wants to play Sunday. He hopes to play Sunday. He will try to play Sunday.

“I’m going into this week as if I’m going to play,” Montgomery said Tuesday, via Rob Demovsky of ESPN.

Montgomery also knows he might not play Sunday.

“I’m not willing to risk my overall long-term health,” he said. “But, at the end of the day, it’s going to be up to me.”

Montgomery broke multiple ribs on the first play of the Packers’ victory over the Bears on Thursday night. He stayed in the game for four more carries.

The Packers’ medical staff already has begun exploring ways to protect Montgomery’s left ribs. Wide receiver Jordy Nelson missed one game with broken ribs last season before returning with a protective vest for the NFC Championship Game.

But with Green Bay having 10 days between games, Montgomery has a chance to play against the Cowboys.

“I’m going to continue to get treatment,” Montgomery said. “We’re going to talk about a plan as far as what type of protection I can wear. Obviously, there are rib cages and flak jackets. We’re going to talk about it.”

24 responses to “Ty Montgomery says it’s his decision whether he plays Sunday

  1. A rock star, stud and one of the nicest human beings you’ll find in the NFL. Do what’s best for you Ty. We look forward to seeing you back on the field when you are ready.


  2. I think, while most Packers fans would be disappointed to see you not play, they would rather you choose your long term availability over your short term drive to play.

  3. I would think if he plays, it will be at WR only. They could use Randall Cobb out of the backfield on occasion as they have done in the past and go with the two rookies and Aaron Ripkowski as well.
    The bigger question is whether Davante Adams plays after that cheap shot he took from Danny Trevethan. He’s their #2 WR and if he can’t play, that hurts.

  4. Many players have played with broken ribs. Tony Romo is the first to come to my mind 🙂 Chances are good he will play……

  5. mazenblue says:
    October 4, 2017 at 7:03 am
    Ronnie Lott wasn’t gonna miss a play let alone a full game.


    Ant the relevance of this is what? If you are questioning Ty Montgomery’s toughness, you’re barking up the wrong tree. He is one of the most physically fit guys in the NFL and is as tough as they come.

  6. A running back is constantly taking shots. Romo was able to keep him out of situations that were going to allow hits. I just don’t see how a RB play with broken ribs that are only 10 days healed

  7. Translation “Son, get out and risk your life with your broken ribs, or we will find somebody that will”

  8. Generally, there are 3 that need to agree whether an injured player plays. (1) the Team Doctor, (2) the GM and (3) the Player. Sometimes a player will want to play but the GM may make a call that it is not in the team’s interest to play him at say 75% of full health and it is pragmatic to give it another week.
    Playing with broken ribs shows toughness but isn’t too smart – his ribs will be targets.

  9. Trust me. As a Dallas fan, GB doesn’t need you in the game to win :/
    Our defense couldn’t stop a ham sandwich right now. And our offense actually IS a ham sandwich

  10. cheeseisfattening says:
    October 4, 2017 at 9:41 am

    Everyone knows it is not Ty’s decision. It is Aaron Rodgers decision on whether he will play.

    I know you’d like to believe that but the only case I can recall of a player making the decisions on other players and/or plays was when your guy Newman ran all over “hard nosed Zimmer”… as they were taking a beating… from the Packers.

    Care to try again?

  11. You’d think it would be more of a decision by the Pack medical staff, and that they would be hesitant to allow him to play, with the danger of a hard hit resulting in a lung puncture.

  12. John Henry’s Hammer says:

    October 4, 2017 at 9:57 am

    A running back is constantly taking shots. Romo was able to keep him out of situations that were going to allow hits. I just don’t see how a RB play with broken ribs that are only 10 days healed


    Playing with a Broken Ribs as a QB or WR is different than as a RB. RB’s take hits to the chest on every play. If he is thinking of playing as a RB…he is a fool.

  13. ipeefreelyagain says:
    October 4, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    Please play. We don’t want any excuses come Sunday.
    Cowboys Nation.

    Excuses? I honestly don’t recall any Packer fans making excuses for beating your Cowboys 6 out of the last 7.

  14. And Cowboys fans didn’t make excuses for beating the Packers 9 out of 10 times in the 90’s, including 3x in the playoffs. So what? We’re talking about Sunday. The past is always relative. Bring your best this Sunday.

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