Montreal Alouettes’ QB Cody Fajardo misses practice due to shoulder injury

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Montreal Alouettes’ quarterback Cody Fajardo missed practice due to a shoulder injury on Tuesday, according to the team’s injury report.

The six-foot-two, 233-pound passer suffered a hit to his non-throwing shoulder this past week, though he was able to finish the game against Hamilton. He has completed 67.0 percent of his passes for 1,877 yards, six touchdowns, and five interceptions so far this season, helping lead the Alouettes to a 4-3 start. He has also carried the ball 31 times for 174 yards and three touchdowns.

This week marks the first time Fajardo is supposed to play the Saskatchewan Roughriders since leaving the team as a free agent this past off-season. He didn’t part with the club on the best of terms as he was benched by the Riders late last season while they were still mathematically eligible for the playoffs.

Montreal opened as healthy favourites for this week’s matchup, though the line will surely move if Fajardo is unable to play. Caleb Evans, who signed with the team this past off-season following a two-year run with the Ottawa Redblacks, is listed as the team’s backup quarterback.

The Riders are coming off a 26-24 victory over Ottawa that snapped a three-game losing streak. Mason Fine completed 23-of-37 pass attempts for 296 yards and one touchdown in what was his first career victory as a CFL starter.

Almondo Sewell also missed practice due to a hip injury, while William Stanback was limited due to an issue with his hip.

The Alouettes (4-3) are scheduled to host Saskatchewan (4-4) on Friday, Aug. 11 with kickoff slated for 7:00 p.m. EDT. This will be the only regular season meeting between the two teams this season.