Calgary’s star running back Jon Cornish left in the second quarter of Saturday’s game against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers under the league’s concussion protocol.
At the end of a running play, Cornish’s head bounced off the ground. He left the game immediately and was on the sidelines in street clothes in the second half. Stampeders Head Coach John Hufnagel confirmed that Cornish was following the CFL’s concussion protocol in a halftime interview.
This is just another bout with the injury bug for Cornish. A week 1 head injury put last year’s Most Outstanding Player on the six-week injured reserve list while his return has been plagued with every other kind of injury imaginable.
Cornish has just played in nine games this season. Despite that, the Canadian has almost 1,000 yards and a 7.7 yards per carry.
The latest injury has made Cornish not happy as he vented on his Twitter page.
I learned last time that concussions are no joke. With that said I'll wait a few days to see how I feel. Right now though, I'm pissed off.
— Jon Cornish (@jonnycornish) November 1, 2014
If you were to ask me if I am frustrated at having to miss 9 games, I would say no. That just isn't who I am, I don't like losing games tho.
— Jon Cornish (@jonnycornish) November 2, 2014
The Stampeders have clinched the West Division title despite the 18-13 loss at home to Winnipeg. Calgary will travel to British Columbia for the regular season finale next Friday.