Stampeders confirm Bo Levi Mitchell to make 150th career start versus Elks

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The Calgary Stampeders have confirmed that quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell will make his 150th career start tonight against the Edmonton Elks, despite being listed as a game-time decision on the team’s depth chart.

Mitchell was listed in the team’s final injury report as questionable with a foot injury, after being put on a pitch count in Thursday’s practice with what head coach Dave Dickenson described as routine soreness.

According to Mitchell, the issue was a re-aggravation of an ankle injury suffered late in the team’s season-opener, which prompted him to be pulled from the game with roughly three minutes remaining. The quarterback was seen in a walking boot the following week but played unhindered in the game.

The Stampeders are coming off an overtime victory over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, in which Mitchell led a furious comeback from 24-points down. The 32-year-old was triumphant post-game, believing he had finally silenced critics with his dazzling second half.

However, the two-time CFL Most Outstanding Player had a shaky first six quarters of the season and was pulled from the Stampeders’ season opener late in the game with an apparent ankle injury. Mitchell has struggled with injuries since 2019 and is coming off the worst season of his career, throwing for 2,594 yards, 10 touchdowns and a league-worst 13 interceptions in 2021.