Ticats quarterback Zach Collaros has been ruled out of Friday’s key divisional match up with the Ottawa Redblacks.
“Zach will be out this week. He’s in concussion protocol. He’s doing well but he’ll be out this week,” said head coach Kent Austin. “Preliminary reports aren’t serious but things can change. Everybody responds differently.”
Back up quarterback Jeremiah Masoli will get the start.
Monday was Hamilton’s first practice since the Oct. 1 loss to Calgary that saw Collaros miss the second half after getting driven to the turf by Stampeders defensive end Charleston Hughes.
Masoli has experience filling in for Collaros. He led the team to the East Final last season after Collaros went down with a knee injury and had a 3-3 record in six starts this season as Collaros finished his recovery. Masoli has just over 2,000 yards passing with a 68.7 per cent completion percentage with nine touchdowns against eight interceptions.
Austin said that receiver Luke Tasker will also miss the game due to injury.