Saskatchewan receiver Shaq Evans to miss six to eight weeks with fractured ankle: report

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders are expected to be without receiver Shaq Evans for a minimum of six to eight weeks after being diagnosed with a fractured ankle, according to a report from TSN’s Farhan Lalji.

Evans left the team’s Week 3 loss to the Montreal Alouettes on Thursday in the first quarter after recording his first catch of the game. He has recorded 10 receptions this season for 185 yards.

The Inglewood, California native was a CFL all-star in 2019 after catching 72 passes for 1,334 yards and five touchdowns. He finished fourth in the league in receiving that year.

Evans suffered a broken leg last year in a Week 2 win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and did not return until the Riders’ Week 12 game against the Calgary Stampeders. The receiver struggled following his return from injury last season, going over the 50-yard mark just once in seven games and was almost non-existent in the playoffs, catching one pass for negative-four yards total in Saskatchewan’s two playoff games.

The six-foot-one, 210-pounder looked to be putting his poor 2021 season behind him, going for over 80 yards in both of Saskatchewan’s first two games this season.