Ty Montgomery, a running back for the New England Patriots, was placed on injured reserve on Tuesday, two days after he tried to play with a right knee injury.

Montgomery will now be required to sit out at least the next four games, starting with the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.

The eight-year veteran used a wheelchair to get to the locker room after getting hurt during a preseason game on August 26 against the Las Vegas Raiders.

Montgomery nevertheless participated in Sunday's 20-7 loss to the Miami Dolphins and saw action for 21 total snaps.

Montgomery gained just two yards on his two rushes, caught three passes for 15 yards and a score, and returned one kickoff 28 yards.

The 29-year-old Montgomery has played in 79 games (20 starts) across eight NFL seasons with five different teams.

Montgomery rushed for 1,178 yards and seven touchdowns, catching 142 catches for 1,119 yards and four scores, and averaging 22.4 yards on kickoff returns. 

Ty Anthony Montgomery II plays wide receiver and running back for the National Football League's New England Patriots.

The Green Bay Packers selected Montgomery as a wide receiver in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft.

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