February 22, 2013

Nichols continues to battle back from injured ankle

CFL.ca Staff

EDMONTON – After sustaining a serious ankle injury in last season’s Eastern Semi-Final, Edmonton Eskimos quarterback Matt Nichols has taken the next step in his pursuit to return stronger than ever in 2013.

Nichols underwent a successful surgery on February 7 to remove a screw from his left ankle. He is recovering on schedule and is projected to fully participate in training camp this June.  Nichols dislocated the ankle on November 11 during the third quarter of the Eastern Semi-Final against the Toronto Argonauts.

“Our medical staff is monitoring Matt closely and feels confident he will be ready to compete in training camp,” Eskimos head coach Kavis Reed said in a statement.

Nichols had entered the game in relief of Kerry Joseph.  Heading into the playoffs, Nichols stepped up for the Esks in the final third of the season, completing 48 of 83 passes for 884 yards and 7 touchdowns.  He also ran 10 times for 76 yards and one major.