Ticats’ Brandon Banks to return against Lions

Head coach June Jones expects to have one of his big-play performers back with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ offence.

Receiver Brandon Banks practised at full speed Wednesday as the Ticats prepared to host the B.C. Lions on Saturday afternoon. Banks has missed Hamilton’s last two games with a hamstring injury.

“Speedy, I think, is going to be fine,” Jones told reporters afterwards.

Banks, the team’s leading receiver with 1,033 yards and seven touchdowns on 69 catches, hurt his groin in Hamilton’s Week 13 win over Toronto. He missed the Ticats losses to Calgary at home and B.C. on the left coast last week.

With the Ticats still in contention for the East Division regular season title and Jalen Saunders and Chris Williams out for the season, Banks’ return is critical for the offence as the team strives for the post-season bye.

– with CP files

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