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Report: David Montgomery is expected to miss 4-5 weeks with knee sprain

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Justin Fields was a new man in Chicago's Week 4 win over Detroit, but the more success the rookie finds, the harder it may become for Andy Dalton to slide back into QB1.

Bears running back David Montgomery had to exit Sunday’s victory over the Lions early, and it looks like he’ll be out for a while.

According to ESPN’s Dan Graziano, Montgomery will be out for the next four to five weeks with a knee sprain.

If there’s a silver lining, it’s that the injury is not expected to keep Montgomery out for the rest of the season.

Montgomery has twice rushed for 100 yards this season — in Chicago’s season opener against the Rams and in Week Four against Detroit. He has 309 yards and three touchdowns rushing as well as six catches for 49 yards.

With Montgomery out, the Bears currently have Damien Williams and Khalil Herbert on their 53-man roster at running back. Chicago also has Ryan Nall on its practice squad. Williams is second on the team with 73 rushing yards and has a rushing touchdown in 2021.