After it was first thought Stanford would be without its top offensive threat for the first half of the first month of the season — at least — said threat should be back for the first half of the first game.

Cardinal head coach David Shaw said Tuesday that Ty Montgomery has been medically cleared by team doctors and will play in the opener against UC-Davis. Not only that, but the wide receiver was cleared with no limitations and is expected to start against the FCS team.

Montgomery underwent offseason shoulder surgery and missed spring practice. It was initially feared that he would miss both the opener as well as the USC game, with the speculation being his absence could stretch deeper into the month of September and possibly bleed on into October.