QB denies injury after subpar outing

JIM BENDER, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 10:45 AM ET

Every time Michael Bishop comes off a poor performance, the question of his health arises.

The Winnipeg quarterback completed only eight of 21 passes for 145 yards and one touchdown when the Blue Bombers got blown out 48-13 in Montreal.

After the match, Bomber head coach Mike Kelly suggested that Bishop had tweaked a nagging hamstring problem.

"He's beat up but he's a competitor and wants to play well," Kelly said after the Bombers returned home. "There's bumps and bruises but he'll go out and compete."

Bishop, however, claimed to be fine.

"I moved around a couple times," he told reporters after the game. "Even before the game I ran a couple of sprints, so it didn't bother me at all (Sunday)."

GLENN RETURNS: Banished Bomber QB Kevin Glenn was playing possum with Hamilton reporters this week. Glenn will start for the Tiger-Cats in the second-place showdown versus the Bombers here this Sunday.

"The most important thing right now is for us to get a win so we can get a home playoff game," Glenn told the Hamilton Spectator.

That win would also eliminate the Bombers from the playoffs.

"That's the icing on the cake," Glenn said.

Glenn joined Hamilton after the Bombers had given him his outright release, getting nothing in return for the veteran.

Bomber S Ian Logan is looking forward to facing his former teammate.

"Kevin's been playing real well lately," he said. "Anyone on the Bombers knows that he's a good player. Whatever happened last year happened, but Kevin's a baller and you know he'll be ready for the game. We're excited. It's a storybook matchup. The fans will be crazy. It'll be great."

GOOD GUY: Bomber FB Jon Oosterhuis has been named the 2009 winner of the Ed Kotowich Good Guy Award. The annual award recognizes a Blue Bomber player for his excellence in combining football ability, team camaraderie and extraordinary effort in the community and honours former Blue Bomber offensive lineman Ed Kotowich.

"I am very honoured and humbled to be the recipient of the Ed Kotowich award," Oosterhuis said in a release. "I enjoy living in Winnipeg year-round and being a part of this great community."

SLOW SALES: The Bombers have exceeded 23,000 in ticket sales for Sunday's game.

jim.bender@sunmedia.ca


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