Eskimos hopeful Mike Reilly can play against Alouettes

Edmonton Eskimos quarterback Mike Reilly during practice at Commonwealth Fieldhouse in Edmonton,...

Edmonton Eskimos quarterback Mike Reilly during practice at Commonwealth Fieldhouse in Edmonton, Oct. 2, 2013. (PERRY MAH/QMI Agency)

GERRY MODDEJONGE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:18 AM ET

EDMONTON - The same day that the CFL handed down a fine for the helmet-to-helmet hit on Mike Reilly that resulted in a concussion, the Edmonton Eskimos were hopeful that their starting quarterback will be ready to play this week.

Toronto Argonauts defensive tackle Cleyon Laing was fined an undisclosed amount for what the leauge called “a reckless and dangerous hit to the head,” and “determined that on the play, Laing lowered his head and led with his helmet, making primary contact with the helmet of his opponent.”

Reilly was forced to miss the last three quarters of Saturday’s 34-22 loss, followed by being relegated to clipboard duties once this week’s practices got underway Tuesday.

But by Wednesday, concussion protocol progressed to the point where Reilly was back in his place with the first-team offence.


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