December 5, 2023

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If it weren’t for unhealthy luck, the Ottawa Redblacks is perhaps out of luck.

On Wednesday afternoon, the staff introduced that second-year quarterback Tyree Adams will miss the rest of the 2023 season with an ACL damage.

The information comes on the heels of Adams’ first profession begin in a 26-7 win over the Edmonton Elks during which the 26-year-old accomplished 70 p.c of his passes for 185 yards and touchdowns.

Adams gave the impression to be injured when Edmonton Elks defensive finish Jake Ceresna was penalized for a low sort out on him within the fourth quarter. The officers appropriately threw a flag to tough up the passer, which saved the motive force alive, however the ensuing landing proved pricey. Though it didn’t seem Adams was injured while celebrating Marco Dubois’s first quarterback touchdown As speculated on-line.

Though he took the final play of the sport with the staff in place to provide the landing, it was rookie quarterback Dustin Crum who got here underneath the snap on the ultimate drive of the sport. The truth that the damage was not apparent in the previous few minutes could also be as a result of Adams was so filled with adrenaline on the time.

The damage is a crushing blow to a promising teenager who has had a stable preseason and a formidable first skilled efficiency. Adams appeared nice towards the Elks, making good choices and retaining Edmonton’s protection balanced.

Other than the apparent incontrovertible fact that the damage will set again his improvement, it additionally highlights the significance of veteran Jeremiah Masoli returning to the sector a 12 months after struggling a damaged leg. Clearly, Masoli isn’t coming again, having been sidelined by Ottawa within the first three video games of the 12 months.

With Adams out for the season, there’s much more stress on Masoli to not solely keep wholesome, but in addition to carry out at a excessive degree. As it’s, Krum and senior Nick Arbuckle are the one different quarterbacks at present on the roster. Most groups usually solely have three quarterbacks, so don’t depend on Ottawa so as to add to that spot. The primary cause they carried 4 so far was due to the arrogance they’d of their two younger pivots, Adams and Krum.