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Tiger-Cats' Banks out for rest of season with broken collarbone

Hamilton Tiger-Cats wide receiver Brandon Banks will miss the balance of the season with a broken collarbone. He is second in the CFL this season in receptions and receiving yards.

Speedy wideout is 2nd in CFL in receptions, receiving yards

Tiger-Cats wide receiver/kick returner Brandon Banks will be sidelined the rest of the season with a broken collarbone suffered in Friday's loss at Ottawa. (Peter Power/Canadian Press)

Hamilton Tiger-Cats wide receiver Brandon Banks will miss the balance of the season with a broken collarbone, the CFL team has announced.

Banks was injured early in the fourth quarter of Friday's 35-31 loss to the hometown Ottawa Redblacks.           

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats re-signed Banks to a one-year contract last January, with head coach June Jones calling him "one of the premier playmakers in the Canadian Football League."

The five-foot-seven American player is in his sixth CFL season, all of which have been with the Tiger-Cats.

This season, Banks is tied for first in the CFL with teammate Luke Tasker in receiving touchdowns (11), and second in receptions (94) and receiving yards (1,423).

Banks also set a new club record for the most 100-plus yards receiving games in a season, the team said. His 10 beat Tony Champion's 1989 record of eight.

Banks had 94 receptions and 1,423 receiving yards this year, the team said, ranking fifth in a single season in Ticats history.

The Ticats host Ottawa on Oct. 27 at 4 p.m. ET.

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