Montgomery’s injury considered “not major”

Nov 25, 2017; Manhattan, KS, USA; Iowa State Cyclones running back David Montgomery (32) is tackled by Kansas State Wildcats defensive back Cre Moore (23) during first-quarter action at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

MANHATTAN, Kan. — After 234 carries this season, it is not much of a surprise David Montgomery is banged up. He was able to bounce back from an ankle injury that knocked him out of Iowa State’s win over Baylor last week in time to start on Saturday against Kansas State.

Four carries and less than a quarter into the game, Montgomery was forced to leave again with a different injury. On the bright side, Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell said whatever is ailing his star tailback is not serious.

He’ll be all right. I don’t think it’s anything major or long,” Campbell said. “So we’ll get David back and be ready to rock and roll.”

Campbell did not want to speculate on what Montgomery’s injury was immediately after the game, but reiterated that it was “nothing major.”

That means Montgomery, who has rushed for 1,080 yards and 11 touchdowns this season, should be good to go for Iowa State’s bowl game next month.

Jared Stansbury


Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.

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