Matt Nichols partial participant at Bombers practice, clouds status

Matt Nichols’ status for the Western semi-final might be up in the air.

Tuesday Winnipeg head coach Mike O’Shea said Nichols will play on Sunday, but he may not practice fully all week.

Nichols hurt his calf on a non-contact play in the first quarter against the Lions and did not return in Week 19. He started 17 games for Winnipeg in 2017 and threw for 4,472 yards with a league-best 28-8 TD-INT ratio. Dan LeFevour took his place in Winnipeg’s Week 20 win over Calgary. The 30-year-old had started 30 games in a row for the Bombers.

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