Ty Montgomery Back on Sideline for Green Bay Packers

Rookie receiver Ty Montgomery has missed the past seven games with an injured ankle. Two other starters were out on Thursday.

Ty Montgomery, the Green Bay Packers’ rookie receiver, has missed the past seven games with a high-ankle sprain.

On Wednesday, coach Mike McCarthy said he was hopeful that Montgomery “can get through a week of practice.”

Montgomery has fallen short of that goal. After practicing on Wednesday, Montgomery was sidelined for Thursday’s practice in the Don Hutson Center, suggesting he might not be ready to face Oakland on Sunday. Montgomery hasn’t played since the Week 6 game against San Diego on Oct. 18. That’s one day shy of two months ago.

Fellow receiver Davante Adams was added to the injury report and listed as limited participation (foot).

Two other players didn’t practice on Thursday: starting left guard Josh Sitton (back) and starting cornerback Sam Shields (concussion). McCarthy didn’t seem concerned about Sitton’s prospects for Sunday but didn’t know where Shields was at in the concussion protocol.

“Just being smart with his reps,” McCarthy said of Sitton on Thursday. “We’re deep into the season. He has a lot of football that he has played.”

Sitton has been the stabilizing force of the Packers’ offensive line. He’s started every game and missed only three snaps. Left tackle David Bakhtiari is the only other lineman to start every game, with right guard T.J. Lang missing one game, center Corey Linsley two and right tackle Bryan Bulaga four.

Nonetheless, the group remains a strength.

“I think the offensive line has played well,” McCarthy said. “I think they've been very consistent. Clearly one of the most consistent positions on our team, and it's a real credit to those guys with all the different particular things that they're battling through. So we're deep into the season and this is kind of how it goes most of the time.”

For Oakland, three key players who sat out Wednesday's practice returned to action, with safety Charles Woodson full participation and Khalil Mack and Amari Cooper limited.

Packers Injury Report
Player (injury): Wednesday, Thursday
WR Davante Adams (foot): Not listed, Limited
LT David Bakhtiari (knee): Limited, Limited
RT Bryan Bulaga (ankle): Limited, Limited
DT Mike Daniels (hamstring): Limited, Limited
CB Casey Hamstring (hamstring): Full, Full
RG T.J. Lang (shoulder): Limited, Limited
C Corey Linsley (ankle): Limited, Limited
LB Clay Matthews (ankle): Limited, Limited
WR Ty Montgomery (ankle): Limited, DNP
OLB Nick Perry (shoulder): Limited, Limited
CB Sam Shields (concussion): DNP, DNP
LG Josh Sitton (back): DNP, DNP

Raiders Injury Report
Player (injury): Wednesday, Thursday
S Nate Allen (knee): Limited, DNP
WR Amari Cooper (foot): DNP, Limited
DE Shelby Harris (ankle): Full, Full
RT Austin Howard (knee): DNP, DNP
RB Taiwan Jones (knee): DNP, Limited
DE Khalil Mack (knee): DNP, Limited
CB Neiko Thorpe (neck): Limited, Limited
S Charles Woodson (shoulder): DNP, Full

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