Sport: Montana Felled

Unhinged by his trademark

As inured as the public is to football injuries, the ruptured disk of Quarterback Joe Montana, 30, brought a chill to the young season. "I think the surgery will relieve the acute pain Joe is in and allow him to live comfortably," said Dr. Michael Dillingham, a team physician. "I also think he will be able to play again, but I'm not sure of that." The disk was removed from Montana's lower back last week; he was quickly up and said to be optimistic. But he is lost to the San Francisco 49ers for this year at least.

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