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Collaros Leaves Game After Willis Hit
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HAMILTON -- The Hamilton Tiger-Cats will be without their starting pivot for some time longer, as Zach Collaros was placed on the club's six-game injured list Monday.

Collaros, 25, has missed the last two games with injuries to his head and back, suffered in Hamilton’s Week 2 matchup with the Edmonton Eskimos.

In less than two games this season, his first with the Tiger-Cats, Collaros has completed 23 of 41 passes for 212 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. He’s also carried the ball three times for 18 yards, and has a QB Rating of 58.2.

In his absence, the Ticats have turned to backups Dan LeFevour and Jeremiah Masoli to lead the charge under centre.  Masoli started the team’s first game without Collaros, but was pulled in the third quarter after completing just nine of his 20 passes for 107 yards and a pick.

LeFevour came in for mop-up duty, and looked solid, completing  82 per cent of his passes for 76 yards in a game Hamilton ultimately lost to Calgary. As a result, the Central Michigan product was handed the starting ball for their Week 5 tilt with the REDBLACKS, and looked stellar in his first career CFL start.

The 27-year-old Downers Grove, IL. native threw for 361 yards and a major, and also rushed for 109 yards and added another touchdown in a 33-23 win over Ottawa.

Details to come…

Fan Comments
GoTi-Cats
One good thing is that LeFevour should have a good chance to show what he can do as a starter for several games. The coaches and fans won't have to guess anymore. Too bad Collaros was injured before he had that chance. (His good play with Toronto doesn't necessarily mean he will play the same way with Hamilton. It's a team game after all.)
July 30, 2014 - 9:47am
 
Ron Murphy
I agree "small town argo". However, LeFevour won't last if he keeps running and taking the punishment he took in the game against Ottawa.
July 28, 2014 - 3:40pm
tabbiefanmcb
Most of the time when Dan took off on the run, he stopped and slid and as a result wasn't really hit that much.

Sorry that Collaros is still not symptom free. Watching from the sidelines may help him to see the big picture. Take your time to recover fully.
July 28, 2014 - 4:07pm
als rule
@TFmcb: surprised your still not going on about odell willis' perfectly legal hit on collaros that the CFL head office called illegal cause of all the southern Ontario crying!!
July 28, 2014 - 7:01pm
tabbiefanmcb
Only you would go on about THAT!!
July 28, 2014 - 9:11pm
 
small town argo
That is really, really unfortunate for Collaros. Austin better hope LeFeavour can maintain last weeks magic for another two months or so.
July 28, 2014 - 2:34pm