Adarius Bowman, the Eskimos premier slotback tore his ACL and his MCL in his left knee.
So in essence, the Eskimos not only need a quarterback on Friday against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Commonwealth Stadium, they need another receiver as well.
Bowman, 27 years of age, had career highs in catches (62) and receiving yards (1153) in 2011.
The injury to Bowman is very difficult for the average Eskimo fan to take. It came at a time in the football game that was late and the Roughriders had the game well in hand.
The job for Eskimos General Manager Eric Tillman just got significantly more difficult. He has done a great job of improving the Eskimos team defense, now he needs to do the same with the offense.
It will be interesting to see how Edmonton plays Winnipeg Friday because the Blue Bombers defense has looked as bad as the Eskimos offense in the early going.