Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Brandon Whitaker's injury a big blow the Montreal Alouettes offense

The bad news continues on for the Montreal Alouettes as team general manager Jim Popp announced on Tuesday that running back Brandon Whitaker had suffered a season ending ACL injury to his right knee.

Whitaker sustained this injury on Sunday afternoon in the victory against the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

This news has put a damper on the team's preparations for Sunday's huge game for first place in the division versus the Toronto Argonauts.

With the loss of Whitaker, the responsibilities will be bestowed on Victor Anderson who will carry the bulk of repetitions for the Alouettes running game.

However, no one can deny the impact Whitaker has on the football field. Last year the Alouettes were 8-2 when Whitaker had 20-plus touches on the football. This season, under the heading the team has compiled a 3-1 record.

Whether or not Popp has dropped a bluffed hint that the team could be in the market for a running back. The organization could wait to see how these next four divisional games play out before making a decision on this position.

As for Whitaker it will be a long road ahead in his rehabilitation. But for those who have had the chance to meet him know very well this will not deter him from continuing on with his professional career. I am confident he will come back mentally, and physically stronger.

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