WINNIPEG -- The Winnipeg Blue Bombers were dealt a devastating blow to their offence Tuesday, as they announced that running back Chris Garrett will miss the entire 2012 season with a torn Achilles tendon.
“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 offence this season. Chris is a tough young man who will overcome this and we wish him a quick recovery.”
Garrett was expected to be Winnipeg's undisputed no.1 tailback in 2012, having taken over from former Bomber Fred Reid midway through the 2011 season.
In six games last season, the 25-year old Ohio product ran the ball 92 times for 576 yards and four touchdowns. He also managed to haul in 20 receptions for 90 yards.