Riders’ receiver Shaq Evans jogs for first time since suffering broken foot

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Saskatchewan Roughriders’ receiver Shaq Evans is back running for the first time since suffering a broken foot in Week 2.

The three-year veteran posted the following video of him jogging at Mosaic Stadium on Monday afternoon. He has missed Saskatchewan’s last five games after being added to the six-game injured list on Aug. 17.

The star pass catcher was hurt on Cody Fajardo’s touchdown run early in Saskatchewan’s win over the Ticats on Aug. 14. He was making a block near the sideline when linebacker Simoni Lawrence fell on his leg, causing him to land awkwardly.

Head coach Craig Dickenson has previously indicated that a full recovery would take six-to-eight weeks.

Evans averaged 18.5 yards per reception in 2019, which established him as arguably the CFL’s best deep threat receiver. He recorded 72 catches for a team-leading 1,334 yards and five touchdowns in what was his first career 1,000-yard campaign.

He made eight receptions for 87 in two games early this season.

The Riders are slated to visit the Calgary Stampeders on Saturday for a 7:00 p.m. ET kickoff at McMahon Stadium.