B.C. Lions expecting receiver Bryan Burnham to return for West Semi-Final

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The B.C. Lions are expecting to have Bryan Burnham back in the lineup for the first round of the CFL postseason.

The star receiver was pulled off the six-game injured list to allow him to return to practice on Tuesday where he was a limited participant. He suffered a fractured wrist in Week 16 and has missed the club’s last four games. He will not play against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Friday in the team’s meaningless regular season finale.

“We just want to give him more time with his wrist to just get moving again but all indications are he should be good to go for the next game,” head coach and co-general manager Rick Campbell told the media.

Burnham has made 41 receptions for 596 yards and four touchdowns over nine games this season, making him the team’s fourth-leading receiver behind Dominique Rhymes, Keon Hatcher, and Lucky Whitehead.

The 32-year-old is the longest-serving member of B.C.’s offence and has made 76 catches for 7,212 yards and 42 touchdowns over 105 games since joining the team in 2014.

The B.C. Lions (12-5) will host the Calgary Stampeders (11-6) in the West Semi-Final on Sunday, Nov. 6 regardless of what happens during the final week of the regular season. The contest will be B.C.’s first home playoff game since 2016.