Alouettes QB Vernon Adams suffers ‘minor concussion’ against Redblacks

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Montreal Alouettes quarterback Vernon Adams suffered a mild concussion against Ottawa, according to TSN reporter John Lu.

Adams suffered the injury on a hit from Redblacks defensive lineman J.R. Tavai in the third quarter. The Als kicked a field goal on the very next play to make it 21-20 as Adams went to the locker room undergoing concussion protocol.

The 26-year-old entered the game as Montreal’s starting quarterback after leading the team to three straight wins while Antonio Pipkin was sidelined. Adams assumed the starting role guiding the Alouettes to a 3-1 mark completing 73-of-111 passes (65 per cent completion rate) for 1,027 yards, five touchdowns against two interceptions and rushing 33 times for 199 yards and three touchdowns.

Prior to leaving the game on Friday night, Adams completed 13-of-25 passes for 120 yards while being intercepted once. He added six carries for 25 yards and two touchdowns on the ground.

Montreal plays Saskatchewan Friday, August 9 and the availability of Adams will be monitored closely.