The B.C. Lions could be without star receiver Bryan Burnham for the foreseeable future after the veteran suffered a fractured wrist in the team’s loss to the Calgary Stampeders on Saturday.
According to a report from TSN’s Farhan Lalji: “X-rays did reveal a fracture on B.C. Lions receiver Bryan Burnham’s wrist. He is expected to miss some time, but undetermined how long. Timeline should be updated earlier in the week after swelling subsides. Despite the injury, he never left last night’s game.”
The team released a separate statement on the matter, saying that Burnham would be re-evaluated on Monday and that they would provide a full report on the injury following that assessment.
The 32-year-old receiver missed four games earlier this season after suffering fractured ribs and a punctured lung in Week 3. In nine games played, he has hauled in 41 receptions for 596 yards and four touchdowns, including catching four passes for 58 yards in the latest home loss.
The longest serving member of the Lions’ offence, Burnham has played 105 games since joining the team in 2014. In eight seasons, he has recorded 476 catches for 7,212 yards and 42 touchdowns.
The Lions (9-4) are next scheduled to host the Ottawa Redblacks (3-10) on Friday, September 30 at 10:30 p.m. EDT.