Riders QB Zach Collaros to miss West semi-final: report

According to TSN’s Dave Naylor, Saskatchewan Roughrider quarterback Zach Collaros won’t play in Sunday’s West Semi-Final against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Collaros was hurt in the Riders’ regular season finale on Oct. 27 against B.C. after taking a hit late in the first quarter from Odell Willis.

Collaros passed concussion test protocol and practised all week. The team’s QB depth chart lists Collaros at the top followed by Bridge, David Watford and new signing Drew Tate. Only three quarterbacks can dress in the game.

“We prepare both quarterbacks to play and that’s it,” head coach Chris Jones said.

“You have to have them both ready because if one of them can’t play, and quite honestly you’re a play away from that happening every single week, you better have two prepared.”

Saskatchewan was without Collaros for four games earlier this season after he suffered a concussion in Week 2. The team went 2-2 in his absence.

Collaros has thrown for 2,999 yards, nine touchdowns and 13 interceptions in 14 games this year. Bridge, a Toronto native, appeared in eight games for the Riders and threw for 804 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions.

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