Lions' Whitehead expected to miss two to four weeks following hand surgery

B.C. Lions' Lucky Whitehead celebrates his touchdown against the Saskatchewan Roughriders during the first half of a CFL football game in Vancouver. (Darryl Dyck/CP)

VANCOUVER — The B.C. Lions announced Monday receiver Lucky Whitehead will require surgery for a broken hand and is expected to be out two-to-four weeks.

The CFL club said Whitehead was injured in its 30-9 loss to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Friday night.

Whitehead was targeted once in the contest but had no receptions.

The five-foot-10, 177-pound Whitehead is ranked second in the CFL in receiving with 36 catches for 665 yards (18.5-yard average) and four TDs this season, his first with B.C.

The Lions said Whitehead will undergo surgery Wednesday.

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