The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have provided a teaser for what we could see on Sunday in the West Final with this video of Andrew Harris heading out for practice in full gear.
— Winnipeg Blue Bombers (@Wpg_BlueBombers) December 1, 2021
The star running back hasn’t seen the field since he suffered a knee injury against the Edmonton Elks in mid-October. The injury took place on a five-yard touchdown reception shortly after he broke the plane in a 26-16 victory.
Head coach Mike O’Shea has been noncommittal about Harris’ availability for the postseason, suggesting last week that it was still too early to determine whether or not he would be healthy enough to play.
Harris played well in seven starts this season, rushing for 623 yards on 116 attempts (5.4 yards per carry) and three touchdowns. He also caught 11 passes for 116 yards and one score.
Canadian backups Brady Oliveira and Johnny Augustine played well during the regular season while Harris was injured, rushing for a combined 714 yards on 134 attempts (5.3 yards per carry). Oliveira started Winnipeg’s first three games of the season while Harris was out with a calf injury before Oliveira and Augustine combined to start the last four.
Ticket sales for the West Final have been going well with the club announcing that over 29,000 seats have already been purchased ahead of Sunday’s game.
Winnipeg will host the Saskatchewan Roughriders following their defeat of the Calgary Stampeders in the West Semi-Final by a score of 33-30. The Blue Bombers won both of the regular season contests between the two teams by a combined score of 56-17.