Alouettes fear receiver S.J. Green has torn ACL

Star Montreal receiver S.J. Green could be lost for the season.

The 31-year-old came down awkwardly while attempting to make a catch midway through the second quarter of the Als’ 28-13 loss against Ottawa Thursday night. He left the game and did not return.

Green is scheduled to undergo an MRI today and sources say there’s concern he may have torn the MCL and ACL in his right knee.

No. 19 led the Alouettes with 71 receptions for 1,036 yards in 2015. The five-time CFL East all-star recorded a team-high 72 yards and a touchdown in Montreal’s week one victory over Winnipeg.

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Justin Dunk was a five-year starter at quarterback for the University of Guelph. He covers the league for Sportsnet and 3DownNation.
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6 Comments on Alouettes fear receiver S.J. Green has torn ACL

  1. Robin (from THE city) // July 1, 2016 at 12:50 pm //

    This injury, which occurred previous to Carter`s actions, makes what he did even more hurtful to his team.

    The Als were already reeling from this loss and then the bonehead takes himself out of the game with his selfish play.

    What Carter did was ALL about him and NOT at all about his teammates.

    Talented or not, why are the birds putting up with this child playing in a man`s sport.

    But then, Popp has always been about the quality of his headlines and not about the quality of his players (Michael Sam, Chad Johnson).

    Yet again, Popp`s so called recruiting has blown up in his face.

    So deserved.

    • What bugs me is that IN splitting duties between GM/HC Jim Popp is NEVER very effective at the job FOR WHICH HE WAS HIRED, and at which he is arguably competent: finding and developing talent for this team.
      Last season when Brandon London retired and Cody Hoffman was injured, Alouettes fans were meant to content themselves with “plan B” receivers like Fred Stamps, Nik Lewis and Sam Giguere. Had GM Popp gone out and replaced London and Hoffman immediately, Rakeem Cato’s (and the Alouettes’) season may have turned out quite differently.
      Now with Sutton and Green out long term (just announced SJ out for the season), let’s see how long it takes Popp to find “near-equivalent” replacements…if ever.
      Speaking of Popp’s foibles: How do you NOT kick a ROUGE up 8 with a minute+ to go? Rule#1 ALWAYS choose the surefire way to go up 2 possessions ESPECIALLY if you can put your opponent away in the waning moments!!!Instead Popp elects to kick (and miss) the FG…and allowed the Bombers the chance for a game-tying drive. COULD HAVE COST US THE GAME
      Game 2
      Rule #2 For God’s sake, when you KNOW there’s a problem on YOUR HOME TURF both teams being on the same sideline…and you KNOW Carter has a reputation for emotional issues, it’s up to you as GM, HC and GOD to coach up the young man and assure that NOTHING like this ever happens. THAT’S on Popp

  2. TicatTO // July 1, 2016 at 1:52 pm //

    Devastating injury if the rumour is true. It’s bad for not only the Alouettes but for the rest of the league to lose such a great player. Let’s hope his injury is not as serious.

    • Agreed. Green has been one of the best receivers in the league for a long time and has made some spectacular catches.

  3. Agree with all the above posts..
    Carter..was very stupid.
    His “history” of these kind of acts are still alive..”sadly”.
    But after reviewing the different “clips”..
    RedBlack’s head/coach..must have also been looking for an acting job.
    That was a real-good.. over the top dive, he took.
    There is no this game, for what happened..from both sides.

  4. Tough break for Green and for the Als should the injury be season-ending. Doesn’t make it easier for the Als to have a successful season either when one of their top players is gone for the duration.
    As for Carter – he may have been off in his own little world of personal grandeur and celebration or he may have been deliberately spoiling for a fight but either way Popp deserves what he gets when he doesn’t consider good character in his players to be as important as talent.

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