EDMONTON - Edmonton Eskimos quarterback Matt Nichols has been knocked out for the season by a knee injury suffered in Friday's losing game against Saskatchewan.
The team announced Tuesday that Nichols suffered a torn right ACL during the 31-24 loss to the visiting Roughriders.
He will undergo surgery.
Nichols is slated to speak at a 1:45 p.m. MDT press conference.
He suffered the injury in the first quarter of Fridayís pre-season game. He was trying to stop Roughrider defensive back Carlos Thomas from getting into the end zone.
Nichols recently underwent off-season rehab after an ankle injury in last yearís playoff loss to the Toronto Argonauts.
Mike Reilly is now expected to inherit the starting job.