The big news out of the Bears’ training camp practice on Wednesday was the injury to running back David Montgomery. Initially feared to be a serious knee injury, reports soon circulated that the second-year back suffered a groin strain taking a handoff during practice. The team stated that he walked off on his own power, but it was later clarified that he was carted to Halas Hall after walking off the field. Montgomery could be on the shelf for a few weeks and potentially miss a few games to start the regular season, but the injury doesn’t appear to be the catastrophe it initially seemed to be.
Montgomery’s injury overshadowed what could have been the best day for a Bears quarterback in the team’s battle for the starting position. Nick Foles reportedly excelled as the team added some more downfield throws into their workouts.
Probably the best overall day by a QB in this competiton for the #Bears and it was Nick Foles.— Zack Pearson (@Zack_Pearson) August 26, 2020
Foles was also working all day with the ones, with Mitchell Trubisky getting his chance with the ones tomorrow, as the two quarterbacks continue splitting reps.
Safety Tashaun Gipson is also dealing with an injury, missing practice with a lower back issue. Head coach Matt Nagy stated that the injury is “nothing major”.
Veteran offensive tackle Jason Spriggs missed practice again. He is still day-to-day with a knee sprain.
It appears as though much of the team did not know about Montgomery’s injury until after practice. Riley Ridley, Germain Ifedi and Javon Wims all admitted to hearing the news after workouts had concluded.
You can check out all the post practice Zoom press conferences in the embed below.