TORONTO — It appears that Argos head coach Marc Trestman has ruled out a return for Ricky Ray in 2018.
Trestman provided an update on the injured quarterback on Monday, stating that while there’s no new news from doctors, Ray is working out and doing well.
He added that the Argos’ quarterback situation will carry on ‘as is’ for the rest of the season, meaning Ray won’t be in the team’s plans through the final six games:
Since it hadn’t come up in a while, I asked Marc Trestman about Ricky Ray. He said the Argos will carry on the remainder of their season with their QB situation as is. Said Ray is working out, doing well, but no new news from doctors. #CFL #argos
— Chris O'Leary (@olearychris) September 24, 2018
Ray was injured in the second game of the season when he was sandwiched between two Calgary Stampeders defenders, sustaining a serious neck injury on the play that required him to be taken off the field on a stretcher. Later in the season he was spotted with a neck brace, which has since been removed as his recovery continues.
The 38-year-old, who entered the season on the heels of a CFL record fourth Grey Cup Championship last November, has not revealed any intention to retire following the injury.
The Argos have since turned to the unproven duo of McLeod Bethel-Thompson and James Franklin, who have combined to start 10 games, going 3-7 in the process.