Johnny Manziel not at Alouettes practice due to flu

Montreal Alouettes quarterback Johnny Manziel. (Paul Chiasson/CP)

MONTREAL – Quarterback Johnny Manziel wasn’t at the Montreal Alouettes‘ practice Monday.

A team official said the former Heisman Trophy winner was suffering from the flu.

Manziel practised Sunday, taking reps with the second-team offence.

Antonio Pipkin remains Montreal’s starter, having posted a 2-1 record under centre.

Manziel started two games for Montreal, both losses.

He went through concussion protocol following Montreal’s 24-14 loss to Ottawa on Aug. 24. But he backed up Pipkin in the Alouettes’ 21-11 victory over the Redblacks on Aug. 31.

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