Bombers lose Reid, Volny to ACL injuries

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WINNIPEG- Winnipeg Blue Bombers running backs Fred Reid and Carl Volny will miss the remainder of the season with torn ACL injuries.

"Losing both of our talented running backs is never an easy thing," said vice- president and general manager, Joe Mack. "Unfortunately injuries are part of the game and we have to move on and look ahead at our other options. We wish both Fred and Carl the best in their recoveries."

Both running backs were hurt during Saturday's 25-24 loss to the Toronto Argonauts.

Reid's loss is huge for the Eastern Conference-leading Blue Bombers (8-4). The Mississippi State product carried the ball 181 times for 759 yards and four touchdowns this season.

The fifth-year CFL player rushed for over 1,000 yards in each of his previous two seasons.

Volny carried the ball nine times for 72 yards this season, his first in the league.


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