Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ quarterback Zach Collaros misses first practice ahead of 109th Grey Cup

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ quarterback Zach Collaros will not participate in his team’s opening practice ahead of the 109th Grey Cup, according to 3DownNation insider Justin Dunk.

The 34-year-old suffered an apparent injury to his right leg in the final minutes of the West Final. He received treatment from trainers and tried to take the field for the team’s final offensive possession before returning to the bench. Backup quarterbacks Dru Brown and Dakota Prukop shared duties under centre for the final few minutes of the game.

Collaros spoke to the media after the contest and indicated that he would play in the CFL’s championship game, saying it’s “not even a question.” Head coach Mike O’Shea also indicated that he’s not concerned about the health of his star quarterback.

The West Division’s nominee for Most Outstanding Player threw for 4,183 yards, 37 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions during the regular season, going 15-2 as a starter. He threw for 178 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in last week’s 28-20 victory over the B.C. Lions.

The Blue Bombers opened their weekly practice schedule on Wednesday afternoon at Leibel Field in Regina, which is located a short drive from Mosaic Stadium.

The 109th Grey Cup is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 20 at 6:00 p.m. EST.