November 11, 2012

Nichols leaves game with dislocated ankle

Dale MacMillan

Edmonton Eskimos Staff

(Edmonton) Eskimo quarterback Matt Nichols started the second half of Sunday’s Eastern Semi-Final, but left the game with a dislocated ankle during his second series.

“I do know that it was a dislocation of the ankle,” says Head Coach Kavis Reed. “I’m just praying that it’s not long-term.”

After a promising start which saw QB Kerry Joseph march the team downfield and connect with Cary Koch on an 11-yard touchdown on the first series of the game, the Esks found themselves down 31-7 at the half. Twenty-five-year-old Nichols started the second half, leading the green and gold to a field goal on his first drive.

“It’s tough to see a great leader like Matt go down,” says receiver Fred Stamps.  “He gave us a big spark on offence and it’s tough he went down, but I wish him well. I hope he gets well soon.”

The Eskimos lost the Eastern Semi-Final to the Toronto Argonauts 42-26.

Check back to soon for an update on Matt Nichols’ injury.