Canadian quarterback Tre Ford returning from injury in backup role with Edmonton Elks

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The Edmonton Elks will welcome Canadian quarterback Tre Ford back onto the roster in a backup role this week, according to Dave Campbell of 630 CHED.

The 24-year-old suffered an injury to his right shoulder on a designed run during his team’s Week 5 loss to the Calgary Stampeders. He was initially added to Edmonton’s one-game injured list but ended up missing eight games over two months of action.

Ford has completed 18-of-32 pass attempts this season for 219 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions along with 11 carries for 77 yards. He started his first career game in Week 4 and helped lead the Elks to a 29-25 victory over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

The former Hec Crighton Trophy winner was selected with the eighth overall pick in the 2022 CFL Draft, making him the league’s highest-drafted quarterback since 1980.

Taylor Cornelius has started Edmonton’s past eight games, compiling a record of 2-6. He has completed 58.6 percent of his passes for 1,936 yards, eight touchdowns, and six interceptions this season along with 49 carries for 291 yards and five touchdowns. Cornelius will get the start again this week.

The Elks (3-10) are scheduled to visit the Saskatchewan Roughriders (6-7) on Friday with kickoff slated for 9:30 p.m. EDT. A loss would officially eliminate Edmonton from postseason contention.