Redblacks QB Trevor Harris fought through stinger to lead comeback win

Trevor Harris felt a stinging sensation.

The Redblacks quarterback ran a QB sneak on third and one in the Ticats’ territory late in the second quarter against Hamilton on Friday night and took a shot from defensive back Courtney Stephen which caused sharp pain.

“So I took a hit right on the side of my head and somebody at the same time hit the top of my shoulder and something literally just burned from my neck all the way down to my AC joint, I just thought it was bad, I thought it was really bad,” Harris said.

“I’ve never had a stinger before, that’s what it ended up being. I just thought I’ve hurt my throwing shoulder again, this is unbelievable.”

Harris left the field with his right arm tucked across his chest and trainers around him. He took his shoulder pads off on the sidelines as medical staff assessed his shoulder.

“As soon as the pain started to subside I thought I was good. I got over to the sideline and about that time it stopped burning,” Harris said.

“They were telling me to be cautious and wait until halftime and I thought why wait until halftime I just ripped a 20-yard throw, I’m fine. So I convinced them to let me go back in.”

Harris threw for 313 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions in Ottawa’s comeback win over Hamilton.

“He’s fine it actually was nothing to do with his previous injury,” Redblacks head coach Rick Campbell said. “He seems totally good.”

Justin Dunk is a football insider, sports reporter and anchor.