EDMONTON -- The Edmonton Eskimos announced today that quarterback Mike Reilly will start under centre against the Alouettes.
The announcement came just one day after Reilyl was medically cleared for action.
Reilly passed standardized and mandated return-to-play protocol as set out by the Canadian Football League on Friday.
"We've spent a lot of time talking to experts in this field,'' head coach Kavis Reed said yesterday. "This week has been all about getting information to put ourselves in position to make an intelligent decision regarding Mike's safety.''
Reilly suffered a concussion a week ago in Edmonton's loss to Toronto when he took a hit to the head from Argonaut defensive lineman Cleyon Laing.
Reilly missed practice Tuesday but took first-team reps Wednesday and Thursday and said he was feeling no post-concussion symptoms. Backup QB Jonathan Crompton took most of the reps Friday and Reilly was not available to the media after the walk-through.
With files from The Canadian Press