QB Travis Lulay working with starters at Lions practice

B.C. Lions quarterback Travis Lulay has healed quickly from his latest injury.

Lulay was injured on the team’s first offensive series against Montreal in Week 14 after he was hit by veteran Alouettes’ defensive end John Bowman. Lulay lay on the turf in obvious discomfort before leaving the field with his left arm immobilized by a member of the training staff. But the veteran pivot said he could do a shoulder rehab in his sleep.

“Travis really feels good, but I think Travis needs another week where he’s getting stronger,” head coach Wally Buono said on TSN radio in Vancouver last week.

Jon Jennings guided the Lions to wins over the Alouettes and Ticats, but B.C. suffered a blowout loss to Hamilton in the back end of the home-and-home set with the Tabbies. He bounced back to gut out a victory against Toronto in Week 17. That was a game the Lions really needed to help their playoff push.

B.C. sits one game behind Winnipeg and tied with Edmonton with a game in hand for the final playoff spot.

Lulay has played in eight games throwing for 1,845 yards, eight touchdowns against four interceptions while completing 61 per cent of his pass attempts and provided a notable boost to the offence when behind centre. Comparatively, Jennings has passed for 1,427 yards, eight touchdowns against seven interceptions hitting on 67 per cent of his tosses and adding 223 rushing yards on 35 carries.

The Grey Cup champion pivot returning to the starting quarterback role comes on the heels of general manager Ed Hervey questioning the work ethic of Jennings and explaining the comments. Ideal timing for the Lions.

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