While the Winnipeg Blue Bombers escaped Toronto with a win, it came at a cost.
Back-to-back Grey Cup Champion, Winnipeg Blue Bomber, Kyrie Wilson went down with a non-contact injury. The speculation always is that a non-contact injury is usually serious. That speculation was confirmed as Wilson left the game with a calf and achilles injury.
On the season Wilson has 17 defensive tackles, 1 special teams tackle, and 1 quarterback sack. But Wilson brings in much more that is not reflected on the stat sheet.
Wilson’s best year was in 2019, for the Bombers where he totaled 63 defensive tackles, 4 special team tackles, and 3 quarterback sacks over 18 games. To put that into perspective, if Wilson stayed on the 2022 pace he was on until the end of this season his totals would be 76 defensive tackles, 4 special teams tackles, and 4 quarterback sacks. He was going to have a great year!
However, Wilson now finds himself sidelined, with a cast/boot and crutches.
You can expect that he will join others on the Bomber’s 6-Game Injured List.
That is getting to be a lot of Bomber defensive players on the 6-Game.
Considering this is a short week for Winnipeg, with one practice, and then playing in BC on Saturday, this is a big hit for the Winnipeg defence. A defence that has been keeping them in games.
Clements did come into the game, for Wilson, registering 6 defensive tackles, 1 special teams tackle, and 1 quarterback sack. I suspect we will see Clements in for Wilson on Saturday.
Written by a Bomber fan, for the Bomber fans
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