Argonauts QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson dislocated thumb in Gray Cup

There was some confusion when Chad Kelly entered the sport for the Toronto Argonauts at quarterback late within the fourth quarter of the 109th Gray Cup.

It seems that starter McLeod Bethel-Thompson suffered a dislocated thumb which compelled him to depart the sport, head coach Ryan Dinwiddie informed reporters after the Argonauts beat the Blue Bombers 24-23 to seize the title.

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Bethel-Thompson was 15-for-28 for 203 yards earlier than leaving the sport. Kelly completed with 43 yards passing however added a game-saving play with a 20-yard scramble to get the Argonauts into scoring place which set the stage for A.J. Ouellette’s game-winning landing run.

Regardless of not with the ability to be within the recreation and assist Toronto shut out the win, Bethel-Thompson was pleased with how his crew responded to the adversity all through the sport.

“We obtained crap for successful shut video games all year long, we received 11 of them,” Bethel-Thompson defined to Sportsnet’s Arash Madani. “You see that facemask penalty (late within the recreation) we predict the sport is over. Loads of groups crumble proper there and if we hadn’t constructed that spine all year long, there would’ve been no bounce again. They reloaded in two seconds and so they completed the sport.”

Kelly earned the backup job in Toronto after veteran Antonio Pipkin was launched throughout coaching camp. The 28-year-old signed with the Argonauts in the course of the low season, making just one begin within the common season finale the place he threw for 264 yards and two touchdowns towards the Montreal Alouettes.

Within the East ultimate, Kelly threw a 46-yard landing cross on a trick play the place the backup lined up for a quarterback sneak however dropped again and located receiver DaVaris Daniels wide-open for a simple rating.

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