Elks QB Trevor Harris slated to return against Winnipeg

After a second embarrassing loss to the last place Ottawa Redblacks and serious criticisms being leveled at their management, the Edmonton Elks may finally have some good news this week.

According to a report from 630 CHED’s Dave Campbell: “After this mornings walkthrough, Elks HC Jamie Elizondo said QB Trevor Harris will be ready to return on Friday in Winnipeg against the Bombers. Missed the last two games with a neck injury.”

Harris was activated from the six-game injured list on Saturday, September 25 and practiced the same day. The move came as a surprise given that general manager Brock Sunderland recently indicated that there was “no timetable” for Harris’ return to the lineup, however he did not dress in Tuesday’s game against Ottawa.

Harris initially sustained a neck injury in Edmonton’s Week 6 game against the Calgary Stampeders. The veteran pivot was subsequently cleared for practice early that following week and was on-field both Tuesday and Wednesday.

However, the injury slowly progressed, resulting in Harris removing himself from practice late on Wednesday due to increasing pain and other symptoms.

The 35-year-old was added to the six-game injured list on Thursday, September 16th. He did not dress for the Elks loss to Winnipeg in Week 7 and Edmonton had a bye in Week 8. 

Harris has started five games this season, leading the Elks to a 2-3 record. He has completed 74.1 percent for 1,481 yards, six touchdowns, and five interceptions.

The six-foot-three, 215-pound passer has thrown for 23,663 yards, 126 touchdowns, and 57 interceptions over nine CFL seasons with Toronto, Ottawa, and Edmonton.

Former XFL starter Taylor Cornelius has taken the reins in Edmonton during Harris’ two game absence and has been the least of the team’s problem, but the return of their leader could provide a spark for a club sitting alone in the West Division basement.

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