Riders’ Fajardo limited in practice Tuesday do to concussion protocols, Harker ready if need be

Saskatchewan Roughriders quarterback Cody Fajardo, was limited in practice Tuesday, as he recovers from a concussion sustained in Saturday’s loss to Winnipeg, but Head Coach Craig Dickenson thinks his number one quarterback will be able to go Friday night when the Riders host the Toronto Argonauts.

However, if Fajardo can’t go, Isaac Harker will get the call, and the 25-year-old from the Colorado School of Mines says he’ll be ready if need be.

“I feel great, and I’m just going to prepare the same way that I’ve been preparing throughout 2019 and the first part of this year, that’s just doing all the normal things I do, I’ll be ready to play if they need me,” Harker said.

Harker also has the support of Craig Dickenson.

“I’m confident in all of our quarterbacks,” he said. “If Cody (Fajardo) can go he will, but if Cody cannot go it will be Isaac, and I know we can win with Isaac starting at quarterback,” Dickenson said.

In 2019, Harker completed 44 of his 61 attempted passes for 461 yards, he threw three interceptions. In 2021 he is 10 for 13 with 89 yards.

Ed Gainey and Mike Edem did not practice on Tuesday, but Loucheiz Purifoy was back on the field.

Game time Friday night is 7:45 p.m. with our pre-game coverage on 620 CKRM starting at 4:30 p.m..

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