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David Montgomery injury: What status means for Week 5 fantasy football

David Montgomery is dealing with an ankle injury for Week 5. We break down what it means for fantasy football roster decisions.

David Montgomery #32 of the Chicago Bears reacts 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

Final Update: Montgomery is ACTIVE for Sunday’s game against the Vikings.

Game day Update: David Montgomery is expecting to play today, per Ian Rapoport.

The Chicago Bears listed running back David Montgomery as questionable on this week’s official injury report. Montgomery has been dealing with an ankle injury that knocked him out of action in a Week 3 game against the Texans. He missed last week’s game and was absent from practice on Wednesday this week. However, he did return to practice in a limited role on Thursday and Friday this week, and the team sounded optimistic about his status for this Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings.

Fantasy football implications

In his last full game, in Week 2, prior to his injury, Montgomery put up 122 yards on 15 carries against Green Bay. The Bears running backs have a very favorable matchup against the Vikings this week too.

If Montgomery can play this week, he should resume his role as Chicago’s starting running back. Still, it will be hard to ignore what Khalil Herbert did while Montgomery was on the shelf, including 157 yards and a pair of touchdowns against Houston in Week 3 and a 77-yard effort on 19 carries last week against the Giants.