Montreal Alouettes’ running back William Stanback is officially returning to the lineup against the Ottawa Redblacks, according to the team’s depth chart.
Stanback was activated from the six-game injured list last week after recovering from a broken ankle he suffered in the team’s season-opening loss to the Calgary Stampeders. He has not dressed for a game since June 9.
Stanback recorded 193 carries for 1,176 yards and three touchdowns over 12 games last season, leading the league in rushing for the first time in his career. He also caught 16 passes for 114 yards and was named a CFL all-star.
The three-year veteran has been an explosive player since he joined the Alouettes in 2018, rushing for 2,763 yards and eight touchdowns over 42 career games.
Though the tandem attack of Jeshrun Antwi and Walter Fletcher has been a serviceable one for the Alouettes, Stanback’s return could provide a huge boost to the organization ahead of the playoffs. Earlier this season, minority owner Gary Stern guaranteed that the team would win the Grey Cup if Stanback was able to play again.
The Alouettes (7-7) will host the Redblacks (3-11) on Monday, Oct. 10 with kickoff slated for 1:00 p.m. EDT.