Riders’ linebacker Cameron Judge suffered concussion against Bombers

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Saskatchewan Roughriders ratio-breaking linebacker Cameron Judge suffered a concussion during the victory over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

“Yes, he did. We’re going to take it slow with him. We think he’s OK in terms of the protocol but we’ve gotta take our time with it,” head coach Craig Dickenson said.

“He was out today. We’re going to look at him tonight and see where he’s at, but not sure if he’s going to be able to go or not.”

Judge had five tackles, one special teams stop and one sack on Chris Streveler in Week 17. The 24-year-old is having a breakout season, recording a career-high 53 tackles, four sacks, one forced fumble and one interception through 14 games. The athleticism is certainly there.

At UCLA’s pro day, Judge measured six-foot-one and weighed 220-pounds, running a 4.50 40-yard time, 6.69 3-cone, 10-foot, one-inch broad jump, 36.5-inch vertical leap and 19 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press. That’s a complete package of speed, agility, explosiveness and power.

Judge made 41 tackles, two sacks and forced one fumble in 18 games in 2018. He turned the promise showed as a prospect when Saskatchewan selected Judge in the first round, second overall during the 2017 CFL draft into production.

Saskatchewan might have to try and replace Judge if he misses any game action. Canadians Sam Hurl and Micah Teitz will rotate in his spot.