Ty Montgomery Illness: Updates on Packers WR’s Status and Return

Green Bay Packers wide receiver and fill-in running back Ty Montgomery is battling a kidney ailment related to his sickle cell trait. He missed the Packers' Week 8 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, and his playing status for Week 9 against the Indianapolis Colts has yet to be revealed. 

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Latest on Montgomery's Practice Status Thursday, Nov. 3 Tom Silverstein of Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Montgomery was "working extensively" during Thursday's session.

Montgomery Comments on Illness, Potential Return Monday, Oct. 31 ESPN.com's Rob Demovsky noted: "Montgomery said the symptoms that kept him out were related to sickle cell trait. He said doctors told him it isn't career-threatening and he even hopes to play this week against the Colts." 

Montgomery's agent, Damarius Bilbo, later added more detail to his client's illness in a statement to Josina Anderson of ESPN, which reads in part:

After that matchup, Ty discovered the presence of blood in his urine. The doctors informed me that this symptom could be connected to his kidney being impacted. While already traveling to Dallas, Texas to visit family, he went to a local hospital to be evaluated. Ty spent 16 hours under observation between late Friday night and Saturday. Although not proven, there could be a link between his physical activity in the contest against the Bears, the impact on his kidney, and his disorder. 

Anderson and Ed Werder reported on Oct. 30 that Montgomery has a "kidney-related ailment" and is "doing better," adding he did not play in Week 8 against the Falcons as a precaution. 

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