VANCOUVER — The BC Lions are preparing for the worst.
The day after Travis Lulay exited the Lions’ 41-18 win over the Montreal Alouettes with a right knee injury, reports have surfaced that the team is expecting its quarterback to miss the remainder of the 2017 season.
Lulay was making his first start since Week 7 when he was injured on a tackle by Montreal veteran John Bowman on the first possession of Friday night’s game.
Backup quarterback Jonathon Jennings threw for 295 yards and two touchdowns on 22-of-29 passing in Lulay’s place, leading the Lions to a one-sided win to end a three-game losing streak.
TSN’s Lee Jones reported from the sideline during the broadcast that Lulay’s right knee was in an air cast with a tight bandage; the team later confirmed that Lulay had suffered a knee injury and would not return.
It’s a tough break both for Lulay and the Lions. The former had just reclaimed the starting quarterback job from Jennings after overcoming a series of injuries and then serving as a backup in 2016.
The Lions, who moved to 6-5 at fourth place in the West, visit the Stampeders on Saturday, Sept. 16.
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