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.