Bomber attacked with bat

Bombers running back Graeme Bell suffered serious injuries to his head after an attack over the...

Bombers running back Graeme Bell suffered serious injuries to his head after an attack over the weekend in Saskatoon. (Sun File/Marcel Cretain)

JIM BENDER -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 10:51 AM ET

Winnipeg Blue Bombers running back Graeme Bell remained in a Saskatoon hospital in stable condition yesterday after suffering a serious head injury on the weekend.

Bell, 26, suffered the injury as the result of an assault with a baseball bat by an unidentified attacker outside a Saskatoon restaurant and bar early Saturday morning, according to a Saskatoon Star-Phoenix report. Although he was not with Bell, a University of Saskatchewan football player was also attacked but was released from hospital with a concussion.

'PRETTY SCARY'

"Any time a baseball bat's involved is not a good thing," said a concerned Bombers GM Brendan Taman. "It's pretty scary. Hopefully, he'll get through this and live a normal life."

But it is unlikely that Bell will recover in time for the start of training camp (June 3).

"The football side will take care of itself but our main goal is to see that he's all right," Taman said. "The thoughts and prayers of everyone in our organization go out to him and his family."

The family has apparently requested to be left alone and updates of Bell's condition will come through the Bombers.


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