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Injured Lions QB Travis Lulay to miss 2 games

B.C. Lions quarterback Travis Lulay will miss two starts due to a shoulder injury. Lulay was injured while running for a touchdown in a B.C. home win over the Montreal Alouettes last weekend.

B.C. starter suffered shoulder injury Sunday

B.C. Lions quarterback Travis Lulay reacts after injuring his arm and shoulder during the second half of their CFL football game against the Montreal Alouettes in Vancouver on Sunday. (Andy Clark/Reuters)

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.

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