October 2, 2012

Bombers provide update on quarterback Buck Pierce

CFL.ca Staff

WINNIPEG — Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach Tim Burke addressed the media Tuesday afternoon regarding the health of starting quarterback Buck Pierce.

Pierce left last Saturday’s game against the Toronto Argonauts after sustaining a hit from LB Brandon Isaac.

Burke stated that Pierce has been diagnosed with a “mild concussion” and will undergo another series of tests Wednesday to help determine whether he is fit to resume practicing.

“He has one more test that he has to clear before he’ll be cleared to play,” Burke said Tuesday. “He will be evaluated tomorrow and if it goes another day he’ll be evaluated after that, so however long it takes for him to pass that test is when he’s able to play.”

Burke also said that there is still a chance that the veteran pivot could suit up next Monday when the Bombers travel to Montreal to take on the Alouettes.

However, If Pierce doesn’t play Monday, Burke said backup Joey Elliott will take his place.

And he says if Pierce isn’t cleared to play soon, they may have to make that decision regardless.

“If it goes on towards the end of the week and he hasn’t passed it (the test), there comes a point where you have to say `We’re going with Joey’.”

More to come...