Injured Lions QB Travis Lulay to miss 2 games
B.C. starter suffered shoulder injury Sunday
B.C. Lions quarterback Travis Lulay will miss two starts due to a shoulder injury.
The CFL club made the announcement Tuesday, two days after Lulay was injured while running for a touchdown in a 36-14 home win over the Montreal Alouettes.
"We're disappointed but we know he'll be back," Lions head coach Mike Benevides said.
I'm not helping the team if I can't play so I want to bet back as soon as possible. I don't regret trying to score on the play, it's just an unfortunate result- Lions QB Travis Lulay
The Lions said that Lulay, the CFL's 2011 outstanding player, will be re-evaluated following B.C.'s game in Winnipeg on Sept. 27.
"I'm not helping the team if I can't play so I want to bet back as soon as possible," Lulay said. "I don't regret trying to score on the play, it's just an unfortunate result."
Lulay completed a 14-yard TD run by lowering his right shoulder near the goal-line and going through Montreal defensive back Geoff Tisdale. Lulay hurt the same shoulder he injured late last season while throwing a pass in a game against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
And in 2007, he required surgery on the same shoulder to repair a torn labrum while in NFL Europa with the Berlin Thunder.
There has been no indication whether sophomore Thomas DeMarco or veteran Buck Pierce will start when B.C. (7-4) visits the Saskatchewan Roughriders (8-3) on Sunday.
The five-foot-11 200-pound DeMarco came on to replace the injured Lulay against Montreal and finished 4-of-6 passing for 47 yards and a 14-yard TD strike to Marco Iannuzzi for his first CFL career touchdown pass.
The 24-year-old Californian, who played college football at Old Dominion, also ran three times for 13 yards. DeMarco has completed 15-of-24 passes for 148 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions in his brief CFL tenure.
Lulay, 29, in his fifth CFL season, is the league's second-leading passer with 2,787 yards. He has thrown 19 TDs with 11 interceptions and added 286 yards rushing, averaging 7.2 yards per attempt, with two touchdowns.