Andrew Harris leaves Bombers practice, does not return

The reigning Grey Cup MVP left Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ practice on Monday for an undisclosed reason and did not return. Ed Tait wrote the following update on BlueBombers.com.

Bombers all-star RB Andrew Harris left practice early in the session and did not return. No word yet on his status. But with Johnny Augustine also on the mend with an undisclosed injury — he is at practice, just not participating — both Brady Oliveira and Kyle Borsa got a ton of reps with the offence on Monday.

Harris is entering the 2021 season with 9,038 career rushing yards, which is only 962 shy of the illustrious 10,000-yard mark.

Only five players in CFL history have ever reached 10,000 career rushing yards: Mike Pringle (16,425), George Reed (16,116), Damon Allen (11,920), Johnny Bright (10,909), and Charles Roberts (10,285). All of these players are American, meaning Harris would be the first Canadian player ever to reach 10,000 career rushing yards.

Harris has already achieved some remarkable things in a career that includes two Grey Cups, three rushing titles, a Most Outstanding Canadian award, and a Grey Cup MVP award. Should he reach the 1,000-yard mark in 2021, Harris’ career will become all the more unforgettable.

Editor’s note: head coach Mike O’Shea told the media after practice that Andrew Harris had an appointment to go to. We will update Harris’ status tomorrow.

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