Montana doesn't miss a beat, returns to rout Cards
Nov. 9, 1986
In the opening game of the season, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Joe Montana had suffered a back injury. Today, 55 days after undergoing a two-hour operation to repair a herniated disk and two days after his doctor indicated that it would be crazy for Montana to play again, he's back.
It looks as if Montana's never been gone, as he connects with Jerry Rice for three touchdown passes, of 45, 40 and 44 yards. Given outstanding protection by his offensive ...
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