Bombers’ QB Matt Nichols placed on the six-game injured list

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ quarterback Matt Nichols attended practice Monday, but did not have anything aiding his injured right arm or shoulder.

The veteran pivot left the game against B.C. favouring his right arm and shoulder. He went for an MRI over the weekend and will be placed in the six-game injured list.

Nichols was hurt when he was strip-sacked by Shawn Lemon in the fourth quarter of Thursday’s game at IG Field. Prior to leaving the game, Nichols completed 10-of-12 passes for 179 yards with one touchdown and one interception while scoring a QB sneak touchdown.

Through Week 10, Nichols has thrown the most touchdowns passes in the league with 15, but he’s yet to throw for over 300 yards in a single contest. The veteran signal caller has played consistent football, completing more than 71 per cent of his passes and just five interceptions.

Chris Streveler entered the game for Nichols. Streveler failed to complete a pass going 0-for-3 and one interception, but he ran six times for 23 yards in the 32-16 victory. Streveler is set to lead the Bombers’ offence while Nichols is out.

Winnipeg general manager Kyle Walters reached out to currently retired veteran passer Kevin Glenn. Glenn stays retired and it means Streveler leads the team with the CFL’s best record (7-2). It’s a golden opportunity for Streveler, the pending free agent, to earn a large pay day.