Bears Place Will Montgomery On IR

TUESDAY, 3:06pm: The Bears have officially placed Montgomery on injured reserve, ending his season, the team announced today (via Twitter).

MONDAY, 1:13pm: Multiple sources tell Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune that Montgomery will require surgery and will miss the remainder of the 2015 season. The veteran center is expected to be placed on injured reserve this week.

SUNDAY, 5:14pm: Bears center Will Montgomery broke his fibula in his team’s 22-20 win over the Raiders on Sunday, according to Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times (Twitter link). The injury occurred on the Bears’ first drive of the game, and left guard Matt Slauson subsequently took over for Montgomery at center.

It’s currently unknown how much time Montgomery will miss, head coach John Fox said.

“As far as timeframes, I don’t know yet,” Fox stated, per Jahns.

Montgomery, 32, is in his first year with the Bears. He saw extensive action the last four seasons in Washington and Denver, respectively, making 40 starts. He started the first four games of 2015 for Chicago.

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