Blue Bombers RB Garrett out for 2012 season
Winnipeg, MB (Sports Network) - Winnipeg Blue Bombers running back Chris Garrett will miss the entire upcoming season after tearing his Achilles tendon in practice.
Garrett, who was projected as the top running back on the depth chart, is coming off a 2011 season where he ran for 576 yards and four touchdowns.
"We are extremely disappointed after hearing the news from the doctors about how serious Chris� injury exactly is," said vice president and general manager Joe Mack. "It is unfortunate for the club, but also for Chris as he was someone who was looking forward to being a big part of our offense this season. Chris is a tough young man who will overcome this and we wish him a quick recovery."
With Garrett out for this weekend's opening game against Hamilton and beyond, it is presumed Chad Simpson will see a bigger role in the offense.