Riders’ RB Jamal Morrow undergoes surgery for broken hand, expected to miss six-to-eight weeks: report

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders could be without starting running back Jamal Morrow for up to two months after the CFL’s leading rusher suffered a broken hand in Friday’s loss to the B.C. Lions.

According to a report from team play-by-play announcer Michael Ball, Morrow underwent surgery on Sunday to repair the break and is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks. Backup Frankie Hickson is expected to start the rematch at BC Place on Friday.

Morrow currently sits atop the CFL’s rushing charts through ten games, posting 110 carries for 564 yards and two touchdowns. He has also added 34 receptions for 305 yards and another score.

The Washington State product is in his first season as the team’s primary ball carrier, having initially joined the team in 2019. He spent the duration of that season on the practice roster, before serving as the team’s primary return specialist in eight games in 2021.

Hickson has been a dangerous secondary option in his first CFL season, amassing 35 carries for 234 yards and a touchdown in nine games. The Liberty product also has eight receptions for 42 yards.