Calgary Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell has returned to practice after missing over a week during training camp with groin soreness.
Mitchell was a full participant on Tuesday as the Stamps prepare to host the Toronto Argonauts in Week 1 at McMahon Stadium.
“We were just messing with ya’ll the whole time, just lying to ya’ll — I felt great,” Mitchell said with a laugh.
“I feel good, practice went great. For day one, Week 1 of the season, I thought all the guys looked good, but myself, personally, body felt great. I’m sure the guys will give me crap because my body should feel good when you take that many days off camp.”
A two-time CFL Most Outstanding Player, Mitchell reached 60 career wins in just 72 starts, which is the fastest mark of any quarterback in league history, but struggled with injuries for the first time in 2019.
“With the groin, it grabbed and I was like: ‘You know what? Let me take a day or two off.’ And then Dave [Dickenson] told me: ‘I need you to be able to move around, feel good, so take whatever time it is you need off so you feel good,” Mitchell said.
“I took a couple days off, it grabbed again. Then I wanted to make sure I was ready for Week 1 so I can come out there full speed, doing all the footwork I gotta do, make sure I can get my three step drops in — I like to stay in my little spot.”
Mitchell is ready to get back on the horse Saturday night and lead the Stamps against the Argos.