Bo Levi Mitchell participates fully in practice on Friday for Stampeders

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Calgary Stampeders’ franchise quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell was a full participant in practice on Friday, according to the team’s injury report.

The 31-year-old was diagnosed with a fractured fibula over two weeks ago and missed his team’s two most recent games. The Stamps went 1-1 in his absence with rookie quarterback Jake Maier exceeding all expectations, particularly in a narrow Week 4 loss to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

According to local reports, Maier could still be the starter come the Labour Day Classic on Monday.

The past couple of days, incl today, QB Jake Maier has gotten most reps with the Calgary Stampeders’ first team offence, with Bo Levi Mitchell practicing w/ backups, wrote TSN’s Salim Nadim Valji.

Mitchell has yet to reach his usual MOP-calibre level of play this year, completing 44-of-73 pass attempts for 542 yards, one touchdown, and five interceptions in two losses to open the season.

Head coach Dave Dickenson has indicated that Mitchell will return as the starter as soon as he is healthy enough to do so.

The Edmonton Elks (1-2) and slated to visit the Calgary Stampeders (1-3) for their annual Labour Day Classic clash on Monday, Sept. 6 at 4:30 p.m. ET. Calgary has won the last eight rivalry games dating back to 2012.