WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have suffered a huge blow to their running game, losing both Fred Reid and Carl Volny to season-ending injuries.
The club announced Monday that both running backs will miss the remainder of the CFL season due to torn ACL injuries.
Reid and Volny were both hurt Saturday during Winnipeg’s 25-24 loss in Toronto, a game in which the Bombers lost a total of seven players to injury, including starting quarterback Buck Pierce and backup Alex Brink.
Reid’s loss is particularly tough for the East Division-leading Bombers, as he was second in the CFL in rushing with 759 yards and four touchdowns this season. Last year Reid led the regular season with 1,396 yards and six touchdowns.
Volny has 72 yards this year and two fumbles.
“Losing both of our talented running backs is never an easy thing,” said general manager Joe Mack in a statement. “Unfortunately injuries are part of the game and we have to move on and look ahead at our other options. We wish both Fred and Carl the best in their recoveries.”