Bombers' Matthews hoping for breakout game in return to lineup

Chris Matthews will play for the Bombers against the Alouettes Thursday night

Chris Matthews will play for the Bombers against the Alouettes Thursday night

KEN WIEBE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:41 PM ET

Through the first five games of the CFL season, Chris Matthews has seemingly been stuck in neutral.

After missing the past two games with a back strain, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers dangerous receiver is ready to return to the lineup against the B.C. Lions and would love to break out with a big game.

With only six catches for 76 yards and one touchdown in three games, Matthews is due for a breakout contest.

But if Matthews is frustrated by his minimal offensive impact to this point, he's hiding it well.

"It's not my time yet, that's basically what it is," said Matthews, who had 81 catches for 1,192 yards and seven majors last season. "Once my name is called, then I'll be able to do what I can for the team. We've got a lot of games left."

Blue Bombers head coach Tim Burke believes it's only a matter of time before Matthews showcases the form that helped him win CFL rookie of the year honours in 2012.

 


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