Alouettes’ QB Vernon Adams Jr. expected to miss starts and be out ‘a while’ with left shoulder injury

Montreal Alouettes quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. suffered a left shoulder injury on Thanksgiving Monday and it’s going to keep him out of the lineup for the foreseeable future.

According to TSN reporter Dave Naylor: Montreal quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. is expected to miss starts but it is not yet clear whether the injury he suffered late in the game versus Redblacks will require surgery.

The Als will have to rely on backup Matt Shiltz for a while, per Montreal Gazette reporter Herb Zurkowsky.

Adams Jr. was scrambling late in the fourth quarter when he landed awkwardly with his left arm trapped underneath his body. He 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.

“The only thing that I know is that it was discomfort more than anything else. It was his left shoulder, I don’t know any details on the extent of it. They thought it was better to take him in and try to get his comfort level better,” head coach Khari Jones said post-game.

The 28-year-old completed 12-of-21 pass attempts for 157 yards, one touchdown, and one interception before leaving the game due to injury. He 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.

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