Calgary QB Bo Levi Mitchell leaves game with injury

Calgary Stampeder quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell left Thursday’s game against the Ottawa Redblacks with an apparent lower-body injury.

Mitchell was injured with just over five minutes to go in the second quarter when he was hit low by Redblacks defensive lineman Danny Mason, who was flagged 15 yards for roughing the passer. Mitchell was down for several seconds and got up limping but stayed in the game three more plays, long enough to complete the drive which ended in a Calgary field goal.

But Mitchell went to the locker room before the next Calgary possession and was replaced by back up Nick Arbuckle and didn’t return to the game. The 2016 CFL MOP was 16-of-21 for 166 yards and one touchdown when he left for the locker room.

“The update is we need to get some more testing done, I’m not a doctor on that,” said Calgary head coach Dave Dickenson.

“I don’t think it’s going to be anything majorly serious, but there’s been surprises. From what I know they took a look at it him, lower-body injury, I’ll use the hockey term and hopefully we get good news when we get back home.”

Arbuckle finished the game for the Stampeders, going 8-of-14 for 84 yards and one TD. Mitchell did return to the sidelines in the second half and watched while still in uniform.

-with CP files

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24 Comments on Calgary QB Bo Levi Mitchell leaves game with injury

  1. It was in the 2nd quarter. 3rd hasn’t even started yet. Nice reporting

  2. Have to agree terrible proof reading ….SB embarrassed

  3. Rider17 // July 12, 2018 at 9:04 pm //

    Over 5 minutes in the second quarter not third.
    Hope he is ok don’t like to see qb going down.

  4. Blue canoe // July 12, 2018 at 9:08 pm //

    Karate kid staying on the sidelines. Smart move by clipboard Dave

  5. Gainer1 // July 12, 2018 at 9:11 pm //

    Welcome to the injured QB club Stamps.

  6. Pennyrocker // July 12, 2018 at 9:16 pm //

    Bo peep is on tough mother kept playing to finish the drive. Most not be too serious of an injury otherwise the stumps are in trouble.

  7. Bleeding Green // July 12, 2018 at 9:25 pm //

    Brutal for Stamps if he’s out long term. Hope he’s ok

  8. That hit was eerily similar to the one on Mike Reilly v TO in Ft. Mac 3 years ago by Cleon Laing. Reilly missed considerable time, but came back to win the GC.
    Bo Weevil has been remarkably injury-free during his career.

  9. Blue canoe // July 12, 2018 at 9:33 pm //

    Could there be a fine? Terrible hit

  10. Colour me green // July 12, 2018 at 9:42 pm //

    Will see how good Calgary is if he is out for any length of time. One pony team.

  11. True Green // July 12, 2018 at 9:53 pm //

    Hate to see any player Injured, and our league does not need more QB injuries which lower the quality of the game.

    I missed the first half. Have to say I’m disappointed in how Ottawa is playing at home. Was hoping to see stamps held to 3-1.

  12. Scottsask // July 12, 2018 at 9:55 pm //

    They look pretty good to me.

  13. Backside shoulder // July 12, 2018 at 10:11 pm //

    Losing a guy like Mitchell is not a good thing. As a fan I enjoy watching him play.

  14. Ticats chick // July 12, 2018 at 10:19 pm //

    And yet he will still come out as number one QB in the league this week with Harris behind him.

  15. dangnabbit // July 12, 2018 at 10:19 pm //

    Well Arbuckle didn’t look amazing in relief of BLM, but he did his part by putting up a touchdown and protecting the football. Calgary didn’t turn the ball over all game, so it’s not as if having Arbuckle play the majority of it was a huge liability. The Stampeders are phenomenal at protecting a lead late in the game, and I think, by the time their backup quarterback had to come on, they would have rather lost Mitchell than Singleton or another defensive star.

  16. Just saying // July 12, 2018 at 10:37 pm //

    You always want to beat teams with there best players playing, so yah hope he’s not out long.

  17. They “they would have rather lost Mitchell ” doesn’t ring with any sense of reality of the sport. At the same time, I agree with your ideas on the game.

  18. Blue rules // July 13, 2018 at 9:06 am //

    Teenage mutant Ninja turtle (Mitchellangelo) looks like he could have finished the game, hope he will be back next week. COWABUNGA Dude

  19. Jeff Garcia's Agent // July 13, 2018 at 10:36 am //

    Stampeding must still be crying on his c0ck shaped pillow

  20. Keyser Söze // July 13, 2018 at 10:56 am //

    Bovine looks way more like Johhny Lawrence than a turtle or Karate kid. Unbelievable talent but too much of an asshat and absolutely one the wrong team. Hope he gets back soon. Every player wants to play against the best and I am sure Sir Charleston is looking forward to a more assertive reunion in a couple weeks.

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