November 24, 2014

Ricky Ray undergoes off-season shoulder surgery

Adam Gagnon Staff

TORONTO – The Toronto Argonauts confirmed Monday that quarterback Ricky Ray underwent successful surgery this morning to repair the torn labrum in his right (throwing) shoulder as well as a small tear in his right rotator cuff.

The procedure was performed in Cleveland, Ohio by doctors at Cleveland Clinic. Ray will begin rehabilitative therapy immediately and doctors expect that he will fully recover. Normal rehabilitation time is approximately 6 months. Ray is expected to report on time for 2015 training camp.

Ray is the East Division nominee for the CFL Most Outstanding Player award for the second consecutive season. He will travel to Vancouver, B.C. later this week for the CFL Awards on Thursday, November 27 during the 102nd Grey Cup Festival. He was named the East Division All-Star at quarterback for the second straight season earlier this month.

The future Hall of Fame quarterback started 17 of Toronto’s 18 games in 2014, leading the Canadian Football League in passing with 4,595 yards and 28 touchdowns.

Ray missed the Argonauts season finale against Ottawa with what was suspected to be a concussion after taking a hit from John Bowman of the Montreal Alouettes the week before.