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Iowa St RB David Montgomery “day-to-day” with arm injury

October 1, 2018
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Iowa State running back David Montgomery (32) breaks up the middle of the TCU defense in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Fort Worth, Texas, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. (Bob Booth/Star-Telegram via AP)

Top Iowa State running back David Montgomery is day-to-day after suffering an upper arm injury late in last weekend’s loss at TCU.

Coach Matt Campbell said an MRI and x-rays were negative and that Montgomery was working out with the team on Sunday with what he described as a deep bruise. Campbell said Montgomery’s status for Saturday’s game at Oklahoma State is probable and may depend on how much Montgomery can deal with the pain.

“I think we feel positive. But again, it’s one of those things where I think it’ll be day to day, (starting) on Tuesday when we go out to practice,” Campbell said Monday.

Montgomery is Iowa State’s leading rusher with 334 yards and three touchdowns on 82 carries. The Cyclones (1-3, 0-2 Big 12) have struggled to run the ball even with the talented Montgomery in the lineup, ranking 126th out of 130 teams with 89.3 yards a game.

Should Montgomery miss Saturday’s game in Stillwater, Iowa State would likely use a combination of Johnnie Lang, Sheldon Croney and Kene Nwangwu. But has more than 10 carries through the season’s first four games.

“There’s a lot of pain right now, and David is a pretty tough kid. If he’s capable of going, he’s going to go,” Campbell said.

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