Eugene Lewis could miss East Semi-Final due to injury: report

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Eugene Lewis could miss the East Semi-Final due to an adductors injury, according to Didier Orméjuste of RDS.

The news comes as a huge potential blow to a Montreal offence that has come to rely on the star wideout. Lewis was a full participant in practice on Monday but did not participate on Thursday.

The 28-year-old caught 62 passes on 105 targets for 964 yards and nine touchdowns this year, leading the team in three of those categories. He finished second in the CFL in receiving touchdowns behind only teammate Jake Wieneke.

Lewis had his first 1,000-yard season in 2019 when he caught 72 passes for 1,133 yards and five touchdowns over 18 games. He almost eclipsed those numbers in 2021 despite playing five fewer games and was named an East Division all-star for the second consecutive season.

The Oklahoma product was replaced by Dante Absher in Montreal’s regular season finale, which presumably would carry over to the playoffs if Lewis is unavailable.

The Als visit the Hamilton Tiger-Cats for the East Semi-Final on Sunday, Nov. 28 with strong-side linebacker Patrick Levels having already guaranteed victory.