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Packers' Ty Montgomery dons flak jacket, takes first hits on broken ribs

From ESPN - October 12, 2017

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Ty Montgomery said he took some hits in Thursday's practice on his broken ribs -- which were protected by a flak jacket -- for the first time since the injury last month.

The Packers running back said he made it through practice without any trouble and felt "fine."

"It made me feel very comfortable about today and the workload today," Montgomery said after practice. "I will see how I feel tomorrow."

Montgomery was listed as a full participant in practice for the first time since he broke multiple ribs on the first series of the Sept. 28 game against the Chicago Bears. He practiced on a limited basis last week but did not play against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday because Montgomery said he was not cleared by the team's medical staff.

If Montgomery is cleared to compete this Sunday at the Minnesota Vikings, he would have to play with the protective pad around his midsection, but he did not think it would be too cumbersome or problematic in any way.

"I played with one in high school," Montgomery said. "It's very normal. A flak jacket is pretty normal. It's not in the way or anything."

How Montgomery came out of Thursday's practice would play a role in deciding whether he would play against the Vikings.

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