Tua Tua Tololo, one of the CFL’s most talented players, has undergone a minor procedure to repair a fractured ankle that sidelined him for nearly a month.
He has been out since Dec. 18, but has returned to practice this week and was back in the lineup for Thursday night’s 27-16 win over the Montreal Alouettes.
The Alouette coach, Kevin Walters, said it’s too soon to comment on Tololo’s injury, but he noted that the player has been practicing with the team since Dec 24.
Walters said Tololo had a “slight setback” with his ankle during a practice Tuesday.
He said it would be up to Tololo and the medical staff to decide if they’d be able to play against the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Saturday night.
Tololo suffered the injury Dec. 15 while tackling a punt during the first quarter of a game against the Montreal Bicamers.
He has been on IR ever since.
Walers said Tolololo was “absolutely devastated” by the injury, which was a shock to everyone who knew him.
He was scheduled to start at quarterback for the Alouéas on Saturday.
Walms said TolOLO would continue to work out and try to get back into a physical rhythm.
He added that he is “very optimistic” Tololo could play Saturday.