Johnny Manziel won’t be on the field Tuesday with the Montreal Alouettes.
Johnny Manziel a pris part aux rencontres d’équipe ce matin, mais il ne sera pas à l’entraînement en raison d’un rendez-vous. // Johnny Manziel was in team meetings this morning but will not be at practice because of an appointment.
— #AlsMTL (@MTLAlouettes) August 14, 2018
Manziel went 16-for-26 passing for 168 yards with no touchdowns and no interceptions in a 24-17 loss to the Ottawa Redblacks on Saturday night, far better than his first CFL start when he had four passes picked off by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in a 50-11 drubbing.
Manziel nearly ran for a 17-yard touchdown but fumbled and it was recovered by offensive lineman Kristian Matte for the major to give the Alouettes (1-7) a 16-11 lead in the third quarter.
— TSN (@TSN_Sports) August 12, 2018
There was a welt on his chin which came from that hit that forced the fumble – when Manziel said he felt like he “ran into a brick wall.” And it appeared that he was woozy after the play, but stayed in the game.
“That defence was fast, that defence was big and aggressive,” Manziel said. “They hit hard, they’re quick. But like I told these guys, you’re not going to take me out like that.”
Manziel did go through concussion protocol.
Here’s what I got from the CFL:
“After speaking to the Montreal Alouettes’ medical staff, Johnny Manziel did go through the concussion protocol and received the necessary treatment following the play in the third quarter.”
— Devin Heroux (@Devin_Heroux) August 14, 2018
But that hit had nothing to do with Manziel missing the practice session Tuesday.
Mike Sherman said that Johnny Manziel medical appointment had nothing to do with the hit to the head he received in Ottawa. Sherman expects Manziel to be at practice tomorrow and behind center on Saturday against Edmonton. #Alouettes @CFL
— Didier Orméjuste 🇭🇹 (@DidierRDS) August 14, 2018
-with CP files