Stampeders RB Jerome Messam takes scary head shot, leaves game

The CFL’s leading rusher Jerome Messam took a painful helmet-to-helmet shot from Lions linebacker Micah Awe on Saturday night.

As the Stampeders running back was falling to the ground in the third quarter, Awe put his helmet into the back of Messam’s. That caused the 32-year-old to leave the game with a bloody lip and undergo concussion protocol.

“I’m going to get evaluated and hopefully bounce back for next week,” Messam said following the game. “I kind of bit a hole through my lip. It’s my lip that’s bothering me the most so that’s good.”

There was no flag on the play.