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David Montgomery listed as questionable ahead of Week 5 vs. Vikings

We break down the news that Montgomery has an ankle injury. What it means for Week 5 and beyond.

David Montgomery #32 of the Chicago Bears is helped off the field after being injured against the Houston Texans during the first quarter at Soldier Field on September 25, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

Friday update: David Montgomery was able to practice in a limited fashion for the second straight day and is listed as questionable. This appears to be a true questionable status, so keep your eyes out for news.

Thursday update: Montgomery was able to get in a limited practice on Thursday. He’s not out of the woods yet of course, but this is a good sign that he might have a chance to play this week.

Bears running back David Montgomery did not participate in Wednesday’s practice as Chicago prepares to face the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. Montgomery has been dealing with an ankle injury since the Bears’ game against the Texans. He missed Week 4 with an ankle/knee designation.

Fantasy football implications

If Montgomery is still out, the Bears will rely on backup Khalil Herbert, who has already played a significant amount of snaps this season. Last week, he added 77 rushing yards over 19 carries as well as a 24-yard reception. The week before, he saw a huge breakout game with 157 yards. Herbert has scored three touchdowns this year.

The Bears are leaning heavily on their run game. QB Justin Fields has not attempted more than 22 passes in a game this year, and attempted less than 20 in three of the four games they’ve played so far. Montgomery’s absence will certainly be noticed.