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Sports B.C. Lions lose quarterback Mike Reilly to broken wrist

07:35  13 october  2019
07:35  13 october  2019 Source:   theprovince.com

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a close up of a baseball player holding a bat: B.C. Lions quarterback Mike Reilly, a former star pivot with the Eskimos, was removed from Saturday's must-win game in Edmonton after the first series with a wrist injury.© Darryl Dyck B.C. Lions quarterback Mike Reilly, a former star pivot with the Eskimos, was removed from Saturday's must-win game in Edmonton after the first series with a wrist injury.

The B.C. Lions fought for their playoff lives Saturday without the services of starting quarterback Mike Reilly.

The veteran signal caller suffered a broken left wrist on the Lions’ second offensive possession of the game Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium against the Edmonton Eskimos. The Eskimos would win 19-6, clinching a playoff berth and eliminating the Lions from playoff contention.

Eskimos defender Kwatu Boateng took Reilly to the turf just as he launched an incomplete pass, landing on the left wrist of the Lions quarterback as the pair went to the ground.

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Reilly, who was wearing a TSN microphone for the TV broadcast, could be heard saying “I think it’s broken” as he was helped to the sidelines in obvious pain. Reilly was immediately taken to the dressing room.

The Lions confirmed early in the second quarter that Reilly would not return to the game due a broken left wrist. The QB returned to the sidelines late in the first half, wearing street clothes but with his left arm in a sling.

Backup Danny O’Brien led the Lions offence. O’Brien, who has kicked around the CFL for six seasons, has completed just seven passes in limited action this season.

The Lions, who need to win each of their last three games while the Eskimos lose all of theirs in order to reach the CFL playoffs, were trailing 3-0 when the injury occurred.

O’Brien finished the game completing 12 of 23 passes for 101 yards and one interception.

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