Jyles will start vs. Eskimos

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:38 PM ET

WINNIPEG - It's time for Steven Jyles to show what he can do.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach Paul LaPolice revealed Sunday that No. 1 quarterback Buck Pierce has a sprained right knee and will miss Saturday's game against the Edmonton Eskimos.

Jyles, 27, will make his second career start in Pierce's place against his former team.

LaPolice said Pierce will be evaluated further after the game against the Eskimos, meaning he could be out longer than one week.

Pierce suffered the injury in the third quarter of Winnipeg's 28-7 loss to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.


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