Bears RB Damien Williams ‘should be OK’ after suffering thigh bruise

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The Bears suffered a brutal blow when running back David Montgomery exited Sunday’s game against the Lions with what looked like a serious knee injury.

While there are reports that initial tests show Montgomery avoided a major knee injury — no ACL tear — Montgomery could miss some time.

Luckily, the Bears added some nice depth this offseason. But lost in the Montgomery injury news was that his backup, Damien Williams, also suffered an injury Sunday.

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Williams suffered a thigh bruise and he “should be OK.” If Williams is able to go, he’ll be the starting running back with Khalil Herbert, who’s played primarily on special teams this season, will serve as his backup.

Matt Nagy failed to offer injury updates during his Monday morning press conference, saying Wednesday would be the day where we’ll know more. While it’s safe to assume Montgomery won’t play Sunday against the Raiders, Williams will be worth monitoring on the injury report.

If Williams can’t go, it’ll be the rookie Herbert and elevating Ryan Nall from the practice squad. Not exactly ideal. But it sounds encouraging right now that Williams will be good to go.


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