Bombers’ Maurice Leggett suffers season-ending injury

Winnipeg linebacker Maurice Leggett won’t play another game for the Bombers this year.

Leggett suffered the injury while bringing down an onside kick late in the team’s win over B.C. in Week 17.

Leggett was in the midst of another excellent season, recording 50 tackles, three sacks, three forced fumbles, three interceptions, one of which he took back for a touchdown, and a 97-yard punt return touchdown in 13 games.

3DownNation’s John Hodge has an idea who might replace the all-star strong-side linebacker and further roster implications.

The Bombers will likely replace Leggett with one of two players: rookie field cornerback Brandon Alexander or reserve defensive back Kevin Fogg. In either case, expect the club to promote at least one defensive back from the practice roster. Robert Porter, who’s appeared in three contests, should be the first man up.


8 Comments on Bombers’ Maurice Leggett suffers season-ending injury

  1. Dan Bombers // October 15, 2017 at 6:07 pm //

    Man that hurts

  2. justforkicks // October 15, 2017 at 6:36 pm //

    Not good Dan, I hate to see any players go down especially when the games are getting tighter this time of year.

  3. justforkicks // October 15, 2017 at 6:37 pm //

    Just heard Riders signed Getzlaf as a possible replacement for some injuries. Roosevelt possibly having concussion issues.

  4. greenenvy? // October 15, 2017 at 7:43 pm //

    Bombers have been pretty fortunate injury wise but losing a few big names at worst possible time of year. Not so much about quantity as quality. Never like to see these kinds of injuries. Likely out for a good portion of next year as well. As for Getzlaf, maybe now Rider fans who have been dissing him change their tune. After all, isn’t Jones always right? He doesn’t make bad moves does he or so I’ve heard. Seriously though, feel good for him.

  5. Blackhawk89 // October 15, 2017 at 9:00 pm //

    Riders not looking out for the long term health of their players…. no way Roosevelt should have been on the field Friday

  6. Rick cowan // October 15, 2017 at 9:12 pm //

    Owen’s will probably take Roosevelt place Getzlaf will help alot I herd Lafrance got hurt Friday night

  7. Man, so many injuries & season ending injuries especially this year. Agree on Roosevelt situation. Can’t take chances on concussions. Problem is, often the player is his own worst enemy. But the team has to err on the side of caution.

Comments are closed.