Buck Pierce good to go Sunday

Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Buck Pierce tosses the ball during CFL play against the...

Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Buck Pierce tosses the ball during CFL play against the Saskatchewan Roughriders in Winnipeg Sunday September 11, 2011. (BRIAN DONOGH/QMI Agency)

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:43 PM ET

WINNIPEG - Buck Pierce will be under centre on Sunday.

The Bomber quarterback’s tender ribs didn’t prevent him from doing what he needed to do over the last two days of practice, so he will be on the field when the first-place Bombers (7-3) attempt to hold off the Montreal Alouettes (6-4) at McGill Stadium.

“I had two real good days of practice,” Pierce said. “I made every throw. I feel good. I’ll have to be smart with my decisions when I take off, but I won’t be hindered in any way. I feel like I can do everything.”

It was a pads-free week at practice, so Pierce didn’t wear a flak jacket or any other padding to protect his rib cage. That doesn’t mean he won’t be wearing any on Sunday.

“I’ll definitely pack a little extra,” he said.

Head coach Paul LaPolice saw what he needed to see from his pivot, who is coming off his worst performance of the year: a five-interception debacle against the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

“He threw the ball fine today, and he’s got good movement,” LaPolice said. “He should be able to perform.”


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