Montreal Alouettes move quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. to six-game injured list

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The Montreal Alouettes have moved veteran quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. to the six-game injured list, according to TSN’s John Lu.

Vernon Adams Jr has been placed on the 6-game IL due to tendinitis in his throwing elbow. Earlier this week he received a second injection of lubricant (hyaluronic acid), but the joint has not responded as hoped.

The 29-year-old was placed on the one-game injured list last week due to the same elbow issue after being a limited participant in practice. Dominique Davis was promoted to the backup role behind Trevor Harris and threw an interception on the final play of a 24-17 loss to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats after Harris was removed by the concussion spotter.

Adams Jr. has dressed for five games this season with two starts, completing 53.8 percent of his passes for 294 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions. He has also rushed the ball eight times for 33 yards and one touchdown. He did not dress for the club’s game against the Saskatchewan Roughriders in Week 3 after testing positive for COVID-19.

Montreal also moved return specialist Chandler Worthy to the one-game injured list along with defensive end Avery Ellis.

The Alouettes (2-5) will host the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (8-0) on Thursday night at Percival Molson Stadium with kickoff slated for 7:30 p.m. EDT.