QB Zach Collaros returns to practice with Winnipeg Blue Bombers

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Zach Collaros has returned to practice with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, taking first-team reps on Monday. He was a full participant according to the team’s injury report.

Collaros was injured against the Edmonton Elks in Week 10 when he was struck in the head by defensive lineman Kony Ealy after throwing an interception. He received attention from trainers before leaving the field under his own power and watching the second half from the sidelines in street clothes.

The 34-year-old didn’t dress for this past week’s game in Calgary as Dru Brown made his first start of the season, throwing for 171 yards in a 19-18 win. It was the first time Collaros missed a game due to injury since joining the Blue Bombers in October 2019.

Collaros has completed 69.2 percent of his passes for 2,298 yards, 16 touchdowns, and six interceptions this season, leading the league in passing touchdowns.

The CFL’s two-time reigning Most Outstanding Player has thrown for 17,591 yards, 110 touchdowns, and 54 interceptions over 85 career CFL games. He is a two-time CFL all-star, three-time Grey Cup champion, and one-time Grey Cup Most Valuable Player.

The Blue Bombers (8-2) are scheduled to host the Montreal Alouettes (6-3) on Thursday, Aug. 24 with kickoff slated for 8:30 p.m. EDT. The clubs previously met in Week 4 as the Blue Bombers came away with a 17-3 victory at Percival Molson Stadium.