The 7-0 Stallions are taking on the 5-2 New Orleans Breakers again this weekend, and Birmingham just came out with great news. After 3 weeks on the sideline with a calf injury, we might finally see the Shark-Dog himself back in action. Scooby Wright, among others has been transferred back to the active roster, and was listed as probable to return early this morning.
Game Status Report:— Birmingham Stallions (@USFLStallions) June 3, 2022
Chris McFarland, DB: Full Go (Hamstring)
Marlon Williams, WR: Probable (Knee)
Victor Bolden Jr., WR: Out (Hamstring)
Darius Harper, OL: Out (Knee)
Scooby Wright, LB: Probable (Knee)
Bobby Holly, FB: Full Go (Knee)
Dondrea Tillman, DL: Full Go (Shoulder)
He’s been contending with a calf injury since his big moment vs the Bandits in Week 4, and given how the Stallions’ season is going it makes sense to let him rehab up and get back to 100%.
The Stallions have been flexing their depth and adaptability in his absence, relying on guys like Brody Buck, Lorenzo Burns and Quentin Poling to fill the gap, and they’ve been able to hold down the fort the past three weeks. This defense has really taken form under John Chavis, and now they’re likely to get their star off-ball linebacker back.
Scooby Wright/Demarquis Gates are a great 1-2 punch who can absolutely blow up opposing backfields, and I can’t wait to see them back on the field. Despite only playing in 4 of 7 games, he’s still tied for 3rd on the team in tackles (32), and if he’s anywhere near 100% should be a force again in the middle.
It’s good timing, because the Breakers are very much a force to be reckoned with, and to stop Kyle Sloter it’s going to be all hands on deck. New Orleans’ Jordan Ellis is 2nd leaguewide in rush yards, and having their Mike back will be a huge benefit to this unit.
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