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Bombers QB Matt Nichols Finished for the Season with Injury

September 26, 2019 5:08 PM | Sports

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Matt Nichols (15) on the bench after his final possession during second half CFL football game action against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in Hamilton, Ont. on Friday, July 26, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power)

Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Matt Nichols is finished for the season after undergoing shoulder surgery on Thursday.

Head coach Mike O’Shea released the following statement today:

“Matt Nichols sustained a significant shoulder injury in Week 10 from which he has been diligently rehabbing to try and avoid season-ending surgery and return to the playing field. After rehabbing conservatively for a period of six weeks, it was determined by the medical team that surgery would be required and a return to the field this season would not be possible. Nichols underwent successful surgery this afternoon.”

Nichols suffered the injury on August 15 during a game against the B.C. Lions. He was placed on a six-game injured list with the hope of making a return later this season.

The Blue Bombers (9-4) host the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (10-3) at IG Field on Friday night. Chris Strevler will make his fifth straight start. The Bombers are 2-2 since Nichols was hurt.


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