Riders list Collaros as starter on depth chart for West Division semifinal

For much of the week, Roughriders head coach Chris Jones has refused to announce a starting quarterback for Sunday's playoff game versus the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. However, both the Riders' depth chart and their Twitter account indicated on Saturday the nod will go to Zach Collaros.

Riders' Twitter account indicates Collaros will be the starting QB for Sunday's CFL playoff game

The Saskatchewan Roughriders' Twitter account and depth chart both indicate quarterback Zach Collaros will start against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in Sunday's West Division semifinal. (Mark Taylor/The Canadian Press)

Roughriders quarterback Zach Collaros will start on Sunday in the West Division semifinal against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Saskatchewan announced the decision on Twitter after speculation surrounded his health all week.

Collaros was also listed as the starting quarterback in the team's depth chart for the game released Saturday morning.

He was hurt in the Riders' regular season finale on Oct. 27 against B.C. after taking a hit late in the first quarter from Odell Willis.

Collaros passed concussion test protocol and practised all week, although head coach Chris Jones wouldn't announce his starting quarterback.

When asked during a Saturday media availability if Collaros would start Sunday's game, Jones answered, "We prepared both quarterbacks to play . . . . and that's it."

Saskatchewan was without Collaros for four games earlier this season after he suffered a concussion in Week 2.

The Riders are hosting Winnipeg in a playoff game for the first time since 1975.

The winner of Sunday's game will play the Calgary Stampeders in the West final next Sunday.


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