Matt Nichols status for Winnipeg’s Week 20 game against Calgaryhas been decided.
Mike oshea tells his CJOB radio show exclusively that he's holding Matt Nichols out of Fridays game in Calg. Won't say who's starting at QB
— Bob Irving (@BobIrvingCJOB) October 31, 2017
Nichols hurt his calf on a non-contact play in the first quarter against the Lions and did not return, he was replaced by Dominique Davis and Dan LeFevour saw action as the Bombers lost to B.C. in Week 19.
If as former Bomber quarterback and current TSN analyst Matt Dunigan suggests that Matt Nichols injury is to his calf that would be very bad pic.twitter.com/M4J1cMLzQX
— Joe Pascucci (@Pascucci015) October 28, 2017
Nichols has started all 17 games for Winnipeg in 2017 and thrown for 4,472 yards with a league-best 28-8 TD-INT ratio. Davis or LeFevour will take his place in Cowtown, the former went 7-of-12 for 82 yards versus the Lions and the latter 5-of-12 for 42 yards and two interceptions.
Davis has played in four games over his two-year CFL career, completing 33-of-54 passes for 377 yards plus 16 carries for 66 yards. LeFevour has more experience than Davis, playing in 26 games through five seasons connecting on 222-of-334 attempts for 2,529 yards with 11 touchdowns and 14 interceptions, adding 903 rushing yards on 187 carries and 17 touchdowns on the ground.
A Bombers win in Calgary would give the franchise its first home playoff game since 2011, but they’ll have to do it without Nichols who had started 30 straight games since taking over for Drew Willy in 2016.