Wrist injury to Lions’ Elimimian could keep him out another four to five weeks

B.C. Lions linebacker Solomon Elimimian is still weeks away from a possible return to action.

Elimimian suffered a non-fracture wrist injury in the Leos Week 5 win against Winnipeg. He had surgery to repair a dislocation and some nerve damage according to 3DownNation’s Lowell Ullrich.

“It was re-evaluated today. I know that the screws were taken out, I know there’s still a lot of work to be done and I really don’t see Solly in the lineup for at least another four or five weeks,” head coach Wally Buono said on TSN radio.

“Obviously they can cast his whole arm, his whole hand and he’d be like a big, big lollipop, but he wouldn’t have the use of his hand. So I don’t think a linebacker can go into a game playing with one hand. Until he can play without all that on his hands we feel right now the best thing for him to do is go back on the six-game, get to a point where the doctors clear him so that he has two hands to play, not just one.”

The 31-year-old made 26 tackles in four games this season and has been a consistently excellent performer during his nine-year career. It seems possible the two-time Most Outstanding Defensive Player could be finished for the season.

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