Hamilton Tiger-Cats lose QB Dane Evans to injury for up to 6 weeks: Steinauer


Published September 13, 2021 at 3:02 pm

WR Jaelon Acklin (left) and QB David Watford (right) of the CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats celebrate during 2019 Tiger-Cats game. (THE CANADIAN PRESS)

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats will have to make a decision at quarterback this week.

Head coach Orlando Steinauer revealed that starter Dane Evans suffered an undisclosed injury in Friday’s loss to the Toronto Argonauts. He appeared to grab the upper part of his right leg after getting sacked by Argos lineman Shawn Oakman midway through the fourth quarter.

Steinauer says the 27-year-old will be out of action for four to six weeks.

Quarterbacks David Watford and Jeremiah Masoli split reps at Ticats practice Monday (Sept. 13) ahead of the team’s trip to Calgary to face the Stampeders on Friday.

“We’ll make a decision on the starter, probably after day three (of practice),”  said Steinauer. “…see how Jeremiah is feeling.”

Masoli started Hamilton’s first two games of the season and struggled. He threw one touchdown and three interceptions on route to an 0-2 start.

Evans took over after Masoli reportedly sustained an injury. Evans went on to win two out of his three starts. He’s thrown for 644 yards in five games this season with five touchdown passes and one pick.

Watford, meanwhile, has appeared in 30 career CFL games with the Saskatchewan Roughriders (2018) and Tiger-Cats (2019) as a quarterback. The athletic Hamptons University product spent 2016 with the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles as a receiver.

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