The Bombers are cursed. Or at least cursing.
Having already lost starting quarterback Matt Nichols to injury against the B.C. Lions on Saturday, Winnipeg running back Andrew Harris took a wicked helmet-to-helmet shot in the fourth quarter and had to be helped from the field.
It did not look good, though Harris did return to the sidelines before the game ended.
The Bombers are already without leading receiver Darvin Adams and linebacker Moe Leggett, who is done for the year.
While losing Nichols is obviously significant – replacements Dominique Davis and Dan LeFevour were underwhelming to say the least – Harris is a leading candidate for the Most Outstanding Canadian award and was closing in on the rare double of 1,000 receiving yards and 1,000 rushing yards.
With their loss to the Lions, the Bombers still haven’t clinched second in the West and could play a meaningful game next week if the Eskimos find a way to get past the Stampeders later on Saturday.
Given the Bombers’ luck right now…
#Bombers have lost three of their last four games, the O is sluggish, the D is whiffing, and now Harris' and Nichols' health in question.
— Darrin Bauming, TSN. (@DarrinBauming) October 28, 2017
UPDATE: head coach Mike O’Shea provided an update on Harris’ status post-game.
Mike O'Shea says Andrew Harris should be fine, and the hit Harris took "looks like football" #CFL
— Matthew Scianitti (@TSNScianitti) October 28, 2017