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Posted: 09/4/2014 3:19 PM | Comments: 0
Winnipeg Blue Bombers starting QB Drew Willy pronounced himself fit and ready to go for the Banjo Bowl this Sunday at Investors Group Field after practicing on Thursday for the first time since injuring his ankle in a Bombers loss to the Saskatchewan Roughriders in Regina last Sunday.
"I feel okay. I’m definitely looking forward to being out there and playing in front of our great crowd. It’s obviously a huge game for us and we’re looking forward to it," Willy told reporters after practice at Investors Group Field.
"I’ll be out there and ready to go."
Willy was asked if his lukewarm self-assessment of feeling "okay" is expected to improve as the week goes on.
"I think I’ll only get better. It will just keep progressing. Every single day, I’ve been getting treatment. I felt pretty good out here today."
Willy was injured during his team’s loss to the Riders but did return to finish the game.
Willy’s return to the practice field was about the only good news on the injury front for the Bombers:
In other Bombers news on Thursday, former Winnipeg wide receiver Chris Matthews - the 2012 CFL rookie of the year - was cut from the practice roster of the Seattle Seahawks. Matthews has workouts planned for this week with two other NFL teams.
The Bombers are in talks with Matthews and would love to have him back in Blue and Gold, but the Ottawa Redblacks are also expected to be aggressive bidders if Matthews is unable to land another NFL gig.
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