Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Andrew Harris returns to practice field

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WINNIPEG —; A familiar face was back on the field on Tuesday as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers returned to practice.

Running back Andrew Harris was back taking part in drills after sitting out the last three games with an ankle injury.

“It feels good,” said Harris. “Still going to see how it responds tomorrow, but I felt good today, felt normal. It’s been a slow process. Like I said, today was a good day though.”

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Harris hasn’t played since getting injured against the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the second quarter of the Banjo Bowl back on Sept. 10.

“Initially, after the first game there I thought I’d be able to come back right away, but it just didn’t progress the way I wanted it to,” Harris said.

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There’s still no guarantee he’ll be able to play on Saturday against the B.C. Lions though, as they’ll wait to see how his body responds to the wear and tear of practice.

“We’ll wait til probably tomorrow morning to get another evaluation to see how he is after today’s practice, but he practiced hard today,” said head coach Mike O’Shea.

In 11 games this season Harris has racked up 677 yards rushing with four touchdowns. He also has 381 yards receiving.

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Saturday’s contest is a game Harris had circled on the calendar for quite sometime. He doesn’t want to miss the opportunity to face his ex-team for the first time after playing his first six seasons in the CFL with the Leos.

“Today was the first time I really got out and tested it, live action, had the pads on today. You can cut with no one around you but when you got guys trying to tackle you and hitting you, that’s when it’s a real test.”

O’Shea also updated the injury situation of a few other players. The status of defensive back Bruce Johnson is still up in the air. Linebacker Ian Wild should play this week and they’re hopeful safety Teague Sherman can return to face the Lions. Receiver Darvin Adams hasn’t played since July after injuring his shoulder but the club is hoping he can return after their bye week for their final two games of the regular season.

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