REGINA – Alouettes tailback Brandon Whitaker left Saturday’s game, against Saskatchewan, with a concussion and didn’t return.
However, head coach Marc Trestman said the injury didn’t seem serious after talking to the team doctor. Whitaker, he added, might have been able to return. Trestman’s not ruling him out of the Als’ next game, Friday at home against Toronto.
Whitaker caught five passes for 41 yards, including a four-yard touchdown in the first quarter, as Montreal defeated the Roughriders, 39-25. He added 20 yards on six carries.
Rush-end John Bowman, who appeared to be seriously hurt just before halftime, returned in the third quarter, having suffered only a shin injury. Bowman had the Als’ only quarterback sack in the game.
Quarterback Anthony Calvillo was the big story. He passed for 419 yards and five touchdowns, giving him 394 in his career and tying him with Damon Allen for the CFL lead.
Five TDs equals a career high for Calvillo. And he threw for more than 400 yards for the 27th time in his career.
Calvillo now has 68,892 career passing yards and needs 3,490 to surpass Allen. That mark should fall this season.
Jamel Richardson led all receivers with nine catches for 114 yards. It marked his second consecutive 100-yard game this season.