The Saskatchewan Roughriders will have to play out the CFL season without quarterback Darian Durant, coach and general manager Ken Miller says.
Durant has been playing with a broken bone in his foot and took a hard hit in the teams most recent game.
"At the end of the day we decided, together, the best thing to do was to just relax and go into the off season healthy so I could get six good months of training in," Durant said Tuesday.
It is expected that Ryan Dinwiddie will start as quarterback on the next game, which is Saturday against the Hamilton Tiger Cats.
"[In] professional football your job is always on the line. You're always getting graded," Dinwiddie said Tuesday. "So each day I come out here with the thought process that my job is always on the line."
With Durant out of the equation, third string quarterback Cole Bergquist could see more action in upcoming games.
"I can't guarantee what my stats are going to be or if we are going to win," Bergquist said. "But this is my Grey Cup if I get in."
Deciding who will play, and when, was still to be determined, Miller said.
"Probably as the week goes [I will] develop more of plan as to how much each will play," he said.