Stampeders QB Bo Levi Mitchell getting cortisone shot in Los Angeles

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Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell is scheduled to get a cortisone shot for his injured pectoral muscle in Los Angeles Tuesday.

The Stampeders franchise quarterback had the MRI on his pectoral muscle sent to renowned doctor 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.

The results and expert opinion came back from ElAttrache with a small issue that needs shrinking in order to subside the pain. It’s ElAttrache who will take care of the shot and ensure the league’s reigning MOP rehabs back to full health.

Calgary’s franchise pivot completed 23-of-34 passes for 252 yards with two touchdowns and one interception during the Stamps Week 3 win against B.C. prior to leaving the game late in the fourth quarter favouring his right arm, chest and shoulder area. Following the setback, the star QB was placed on the six-game injured list. It caused Mitchell to miss a start for the first time since 2014.

Mitchell played the majority of the 2017 season with tears in his throwing shoulder and elbow issues. That year he sought out ElAttrache as the doc developed a rehab plan which allowed Mitchell to keep playing. 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.

After being successful the first time around, Mitchell is putting his trust in ElAttrache once again.

Justin Dunk is a football insider, sports reporter and anchor.