MONTREAL -- The Montreal Alouettes have placed quarterback Anthony Calvillo on their nine-game injured list which will keep him out until the end of October and could threaten his season.
Football’s all-time leading passer left in the first half of Montreal’s Week 8 contest with the Saskatchewan Roughriders with a concussion after absorbing a hit from defensive end Ricky Foley.
He is set to come off the 9-game injured list on October 31 which is one day before Montreal`s final regular season game.
Last week Calvillo discussed how he was feeling as he waited to see how he progressed: "I was feeling great pretty much all week,'' he said. "Every day it got better.
"And, two days ago, it just hit me and I felt like crap. Today I felt good so I went to see if I could push myself, but I don't feel right at all. It's not a headache. It's just pressure in my head. It throbs and then goes away, and then five minutes later it's the same thing.
"Last time, I was knocked out and after that day, I had no symptoms at all and I was able to recover a lot faster. This year that's not the case.''
Calvillo completed 115 of 196 passes for 1,322 yards and six touchdowns before the injury.
With Calvillo out, it seems as though this is now Tanner Marsh’s team at least until the end of the season. Marsh came off the bench in heroic fashion against the BC Lions in Week 9 and confidently led the Alouettes to a victory over the first-place Toronto Argonauts on Tuesday night, passing for 309 yards and a touchdown.
Speculation now swirls about what the future holds for the 41-year-old Calvillo who has undoubtedly had his most challenging season since joining Montreal in 1998.
If he does indeed retire following the 2013 campaign, he will finish with record-setting 79,816 yards passing and 455 touchdowns along with three Grey Cup titles.
More to come.