CALGARY — It’s a lost season for Brandonite Chris Bauman.
The 29-year-old receiver suffered a season-ending knee injury in Calgary Stampeders practice on Tuesday, with the CFL club confirming on Wednesday that he has torn the ACL ligament in his right knee and will miss the rest of the season. Bauman had only returned to practice last week after a four-month recovery from a broken wrist he suffered in training camp.
The Vincent Massey Vikings high school graduate hit the turf on Tuesday clutching his knee after getting his feet tangled up with a defender on a passing drill.
The extent of the injury wasn’t immediately known on Tuesday, but Stampeders head coach/general manager John Hufnagel confirmed the diagnosis yesterday, one of a number of injuries the Stampeders are dealing with.
“It’s been a difficult week,” Hufnagel told the Calgary Sun.
The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Bauman, who appeared to be on track to return to the lineup this weekend before being injured, is in his second season with the Stampeders after catching 16 passes for 212 yards and one touchdown in eight regular-season games in 2012. He previously played one year with the Edmonton Eskimos in 2011 and four seasons with the Tiger-Cats from 2007 to 2010.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition October 10, 2013