Calgary Stampeders running back Ka’Deem Carey is shelved for the rest of the season.
Stamps head coach Dave Dickenson confirms Kadeem Carey is done for the year. He broke his arm and had surgery yesterday. #CFL
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Carey was hurt during the Stamps win against Toronto in Week 15. He rushed for 422 yards and two touchdowns on 75 carries (5.6 yards per attempt). The 26-year-old had become Calgary’s feature back.
Carey played in 37 games over three NFL seasons. He made one start for the Chicago Bears while rushing for 443 yards and two touchdowns and making 13 catches for 131 yards and one touchdown. The University of Arizona product was a fourth-round, 117th overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft by the Bears.
Fellow former NFLer Don Jackson in all likelihood will take over the starting running back role for the Stampeders. After rushing for 924 yards and three touchdowns on 160 carries last season, Jackson was relegated to backup duty when Carey was healthy.