Lions QB Mike Reilly leaves game with upper-body injury, does not return


B.C. Lions quarterback Mike Reilly. (Darryl Dyck/CP)

B.C. Lions quarterback Mike Reilly has left Saturday’s game against the Edmonton Eskimos due to an apparent upper-body injury and will not return.

Eskimos defensive lineman Kwaku Boateng drove Reilly to the turf following an incomplete pass, with the Lions quarterback holding his wrist after the play. Reilly was taken immediately to the locker room where he was later ruled out.

The extent of the injury and if he will miss further time is unknown at this time.

Backup QB Danny O’Brien came in to replace Reilly in the first quarter.

The Lions need to win their remaining three games and Edmonton to lose all three of their final games to clinch a playoff spot.

In 15 games this season, Reilly has 3,891 yards, 20 touchdowns and 15 interceptions.

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