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Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ quarterback injury not serious

Blue Bomber quarterback Drew Willy's knee injury is thought not to be serious.
Blue Bomber quarterback Drew Willy's knee injury is thought not to be serious. Jonathan Hayward / THE CANADIAN PRESS

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Blue Bombers may have caught a lucky break because Drew Willy’s knee injury is not thought to be very serious and he could even play on Thursday against the B.C. Lions.

“He’s seen the doctor, had the tests done and we’re hopeful he could get a chance to play.”  said Blue Bombers head coach Mike O’Shea. “We’ll know more tomorrow, we’ll see if he can practice and go from there.”

Willy left the game in Saturdays loss to the Edmonton Eskimos in the 3rd quarter when he was hit by both Eddie Steele and Marcus Howard.  He stayed on the sidelines with ice on his right knee but did not return to the game.

The Bombers did not practice on Monday but the head coach is hopeful Willy will be on the field tomorrow but even if he can’t take part in their only full practice of the week, it doesn’t mean he won’t play against the Leos.

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“I just know that when he looks me in the eye and says you know what, I think I’ll be alright, it’s good enough for me.”

Brian Brohm who finished the game against the Eskimos would start at quarterback if Willy is unable to suit up.

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