July 8, 2021

Colin Kelly to miss start of 2021 season

Edmonton Elks offensive lineman Colin Kelly will miss the start of the 2021 CFL season.

The news was announced Thursday, after the right tackle tore a pectoral muscle training. He is set to undergo surgery on Friday, July 9, with the expected recovery time being approximately three to five months.

Kelly is a five-year CFL veteran, and has suited up in 48 career games for the Elks over the past three seasons (2017-19). Prior to that, the Longview, Wash. product played two seasons with the Ottawa REDBLACKS (2014, 2015) and spent the 2016 season on NFL practice rosters (San Francisco, Chicago, Jacksonville).

The former Oregon State Beaver started all 18 regular season games for Edmonton during both the 2018 and 2019 seasons, along with both the East Semi-Final and Final in 2019.

Edmonton opens its 2021 training camp on Saturday, July 10, with the team’s first on-field activities slated for Sunday, July 11. It all leads to the Elks’ home opener on Saturday, August 7 against Ottawa.