Collaros feeling better, but still week-to-week for Riders

Saskatchewan Roughriders quarterback Zach Collaros is week-to-week since suffering a concussion in Week 2, Chris Jones confirmed on Sunday.

“I talked to Zach this morning, he feels a whole lot better, he’s not 100 per cent and I told him that I’m going to treat him like I would my son, my expectation levels are he does everything he can do to get back and I’m not going to stick him out there until he’s 100 per cent,” Jones said.

“Until the trainers say that he’s OK – he’s gotta be 100, I don’t want to hear 90 per cent, he’s gotta be 100 per cent before we stick him back out there.”

During the second quarter of Saskatchewan’s Week 2 game against Ottawa, Redblacks defensive lineman Avery Ellis put a hit on Collaros and his helmet caught the pivot under the chin. That drove Collaros from the game as he underwent concussion protocol and did not return, leaving after completing 4-of-10 passes for 106 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions.

The 29-year-old sat out three games due to a head injury in 2016 and missed time in 2014 after suffering a concussion. Collaros was acquired in an off-season trade from Hamilton. He won the starting job out of training camp and completed 18-of-25 passes for 203 yards and one touchdown in Saskatchewan’s 27-19 Week 1 victory against Toronto.

Saskatchewan has gone 1-1 in his absence starting Canadian quarterback Brandon Bridge twice while mixing in rookie David Watford.

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