According to TSN on Wednesday, British Columbia Lions offensive lineman Kirby Fabien is out for the rest of the season with torn knee ligaments. Fabien, who played for the University of Calgary Dinos, suffered the injury in the Lions’ 38-12 loss to the Toronto Argonauts in a rare Tuesday night game on the Canadian Football League schedule.
Fabien was also having a strong game for the Lions before he got hurt. Early in the game he recorded a fumble recovery.
Fabien, who was the Lions’ second pick, seventh overall in the 2012 Canadian Draft was having an excellent season for the Lions in 2013, opening up regular holes for running back Andrew Harris and giving Travis Lulay some valuable extra time to make decisions at quarterback.
According to Mike Beamish of the Vancouver Sun, Fabien might have injured as many as three different ligaments. Dean Valli will take over at guard from Fabien for the Lions the rest of the season.
The Lions, who are 3-2 on the season and in third place in the Western Division, will next play the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in Vancouver on Monday night.