Eskimos’ QB Trevor Harris still in ‘resting stages’ with injury suffered against Calgary

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Edmonton quarterback Trevor Harris left their Week 13 loss against Calgary with an injury.

When the Eskimos returned for their first practice from the bye week on Saturday, Harris was not a participant.

“He’s still in the resting stages right now. We won’t know more until a couple days from now when we decide to have him out for practice. We’re taking it day-by-day,” head coach Jason Maas said.

“Ultimately, we know rest is what’s going to heal this. We’re trying to afford him as much opportunity as possible.”

The Eskimos signal caller completed 3-of-5 passes for nine yards and one touchdown to Tevaun Smith versus the Stampeders. Backup QB Logan Kilgore ran the offence for the rest of the game. Harris leads the league in passing yards with 3,706. He has a sparkling 15-4 touchdown to interception ratio in his first season as an Eskimo.

The 32-year-old threw for a career-high 5,116 yards in 2018 with 22 touchdown passes against 11 interceptions and set a CFL record with six touchdown throws in the East Division final leading the Ottawa Redblacks to the Grey Cup. That earned Harris a two-year contract worth $1.1 million with the Eskimos during free agency.

Harris’ status for Week 15 when the Hamilton Ticats come to Commonwealth Stadium remains uncertain.

“If we know Trevor’s not going to be playing it’s nice to know Logan will be up and ready to play,” Maas said.