Alouettes place quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. on six-game injured list

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The Montreal Alouettes have placed quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. on the six-game injured list.

Adams Jr. was injured in the final minutes of Thanksgiving Monday’s win against the Ottawa Redblacks. The 28-year-old QB suffered a left shoulder injury, which won’t require surgery for the moment, but will need multiple weeks of rehab.

He was scrambling late in the fourth quarter when he landed awkwardly with his left arm trapped underneath his body. The five-foot-11, 200-pounder was tended to by the training staff and left the field with his left arm wrapped in his uniform, which served a makeshift sling.

Montreal’s franchise QB left the stadium on a stretcher in an ambulance being transported to a local hospital.

He completed 12-of-21 pass attempts for 157 yards, one touchdown, and one interception before leaving the game due to injury and also carried the ball six times for 41 yards.

Adams Jr. has started eight games in 2021, completing 59 percent of his passes for 1,949 yards with 14 touchdowns and nine interceptions while adding 51 rushes for 298 yards.

Matt Shiltz, who finished the game at quarterback, will start Saturday’s Week 11 game in Ottawa. While Shea Patterson was promoted to the active roster.