Winnipeg Free Press - Section D - - FRONT PAGE -

They say one of the tough­est things to do in pro football is to un­seat a healthy starter on your own team, but that’s ex­actly what Pa­trick Neufeld will do tonight when he lines up at left guard in place of Chris Greaves.

It will be Neufeld’s first ap­pear­ance this sea­son — he got hurt in train­ing camp and had been un­able to get back into the lineup even while healthy. But af­ter a week in which the Bombers gave up a sea­son-high four sacks to Ed­mon­ton and their run­ning game con­tin­ued to strug­gle for trac­tion, Win­nipeg head coach Mike O’Shea is sit­ting Greaves and giv­ing Neufeld a chance to show he can play — and stay healthy, some­thing he hasn’t been able to do un­til now in an in­jury-rid­dled five-year CFL ca­reer.

“I’m feel­ing awe­some. The body is feel­ing re­ally well,” said Neufeld. “It’s never easy be­ing on the side­lines watch­ing be­cause of an in­jury. And when you do get back out there, you want to show you can be a vet­eran pres­ence on the team and do the things out there that will help this team win.”

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