Ticats quarterback depth hit hard by injury

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats quarterback depth has taken a hit in the wake of the pre-season lost to the Ottawa Redblacks last week.

Ticats head coach Kent Austin said Sunday that the lower body injuries suffered by both Everett Golson and Matt Johnson were “more serious than we thought.” Johnson is now expected to miss the entire year while Austin said it was unlikely that Golson would be ready in time for the regular season opener on June 25.

While Zach Collaros and Jeremiah Masoli are locked into the top two spots on the depth chart – both practiced Sunday – Golson was expected to fill the No. 3 role and contribute in short-yardage situations. The only other quarterback on the roster at the moment is first-year man Cody Keith, who went five-for-nine for 55 yards against Ottawa.

Austin said the team is likely to bring another quarterback to training camp in the next few days.

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