Calgary Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell is going to be placed on the six-game injured list, according to Rod Pedersen.
BREAKING NEWS on the @RodPedersenShow: Bo Levi Mitchell being placed on the 6-game Injured List by @rodpedersen as per his sources.
Huge news for the @CFL's West Division. #BoLeviMitchell #RPShow #Stampeders pic.twitter.com/aW6Pk9imU7
— The Rod Pedersen Show (@RodPedersenShow) July 4, 2019
Mitchell underwent an MRI Tuesday to determine the extent of an upper body setback suffered against B.C. on Saturday night. He left the game against the Lions late in the fourth quarter favouring his right arm, chest and shoulder area.
However, putting Mitchell on the six-game injured list doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll miss six games.
The @calstampeders are placing quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell on the 6-game injured list. Doesn’t mean he’s gone for 6 games. Injury is week-to-week and placing him on 6-game is good strategy since in case it becomes longterm they can recapture salary off cap. #stamps #CFL
— David William Naylor (@TSNDaveNaylor) July 5, 2019
The Stampeders franchise quarterback wanted a second opinion on his pectoral muscle upon hearing the first opinion, so he elected to seek that assessment from Neal ElAttrache who works primarily out of Los Angeles. ElAttrache performed Tom Brady’s ACL surgery in 2008 and multiple operations on five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant.
Mitchell played the majority of the 2017 season with tears in his throwing shoulder and elbow issues. That year he managed to throw for 4,700 yards, 23 touchdowns and 11 interceptions while leading Calgary to the best record in the CFL at 13-4-1 despite the ailments.
The two-time Grey Cup champion and reigning CFL Most Outstanding Player may or may not be out for a little while.