I am a big Jesse Lumsden fan but I fear that is career is going to be defined by his injuries rather than his tremendous ability.
There is no definitive timeline for Jesse Lumsden’s return to the playing field, but it will definitely not be for the next 10 weeks.
Said to be facing season-ending shoulder surgery or weeks of rehabilitation, the Edmonton Eskimos running back has not made up his mind which route he will take in hopes of repairing his left shoulder dislocation.
"Best-case scenario is I’m back in 10 weeks and I’m ready to go for the remainder of the season and a playoff run. Fired up and nothing is going to get in my way," said Lumsden, speaking to the media for the first time since the injury occurred in Thursday night’s Canadian Football League game against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
I was watching a CFL roundtable and they said the biggest reason he was let go by the talent starved Hamilton Tiger Cats was that they never knew if he would be ready for game day which made practicing and game planning really hard. At least the Edmonton Eskimos wonâ€™t have that problem for the next ten weeks. Of course the National Post is wondering if this could be the end for the still young McMaster star.
"My gut says it’s over," Matt Dunigan, TSN’s CFL analyst said with sadness in his voice, "because that was a simple football play."