Ticats fans can hardly contain their excitement.
And can you blame them?
Zach Collaros took first team reps on day 1 of Ticats practice yesterday.
The team has not officially named a starter for this Saturday’s game in B.C., but it is a very strong indication that Collaros will make his 2016 debut against the Lions.
The 27-year-old hasn’t played since last September when he tore his right ACL.
Hamilton went 2-and-7 down the stretch before losing to the RedBlacks in the East Final last year.
And through 6 games this season, the Collaros-less Cats roller coastered their way to a 3-and-3 record.
Most fans will tell you that being .500 without Zach over the first two months is a big plus.
Hamilton is 3rd in the East Division, 3 points behind Ottawa and 2 back of Toronto, well within striking distance with 12 games left to play.
So what are your expectations of Zach, this Saturday and for the rest of the season?
I can’t imagine Collaros returning this weekend and picking up the blistering pace he was on when he got hurt in his first game back.
I’ll remind you that Zach was out of this world good went he went down last summer against Edmonton.
But then again, I wouldn’t be surprised either if he threw for 400 yards and four TDs against the Lions.