WINNIPEG – Matt Nichols says he’s done everything — and more — to get ready to play in Sunday’s CFL West Division semifinal.
Even though the Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback has only had two days of limited practise since suffering a suspected calf injury Oct. 28, the suspense is over and he’ starting against the Edmonton Eskimos.
WINNIPEG – Matt Nichols only threw a few short passes at Wednesday’s practice, but Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach Mike O’Shea says the injured starting quarterback should be able to play this weekend.
“I think he’ll be healthy enough, I really do. I believe that,” said O’Shea, whose team hosts the Edmonton Eskimos in Sunday’s CFL West Division semifinal.
CALGARY – Tristan Okpalaugo accomplished a pair of CFL firsts on Friday.
Not only did Okpalaugo pick up a fumble and score his first touchdown, the six-foot-four, 260-pound defensive end also had three sacks and six tackles to help lead his Winnipeg Blue Bombers (12-6) to a 23-5 win over the Calgary Stampeders.