QB Zach Collaros questionable to return for Bombers vs. Stampeders

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ quarterback Zach Collaros is questionable to return after a absorbing big hit late in the first half against the Calgary Stampeders.

The 35-year-old passer remained down on the turf after a hit from defensive tackle Josiah Coatney and appeared to be clutching his chest. He returned after three plays on the sideline to finish the second quarter but gave way to backup Chris Streveler after the intermission, remaining on the bench in a baseball hat.

Collaros struggled in the first half without two of his top receivers available, completing eight-of-12 passes for 55 yards and one interception. He has yet to throw a touchdown this season, going 58-of-94 for 741 yards and three interceptions through three games.

The Cincinnati product has been the catalyst for four straight Grey Cup appearances by the Bombers, winning the first two. He has thrown for 29,340 yards, 182 touchdowns, and 89 interceptions over his 12 year CFL career, winning Most Outstanding Player in 2021 and 2022.

Streveler returned to Winnipeg this offseason after spending the last four years in the NFL. He spent the 2018 and 2019 seasons with the Blue Bombers, throwing for 2,698 yards, 19 touchdowns, and 19 interceptions and rushing for 1,167 yards and 22 touchdowns.

The Bombers (0-3) led the Stampeders (1-1) 9-7 at the time of Collaros’ injury. This article will be updated as the situation changes.