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Johnny Manziel Gets Bad News For His CFL Career

johnny manziel takes a brutal hit

Johnny Manziel's Canadian Football League career hasn't gotten off to the best of starts. The former NFL quarterback had a rough debut with the Montreal Alouettes and his time with his new team has taken another step backward.

The former Heisman Trophy winner missed practice earlier this week and the team issued the following statement:

"On Tuesday morning, Johnny Manziel mentioned to our medical staff that he felt symptoms that could be associated with the prescribed medication he uses for a previously diagnosed medical condition. He then missed practice in order to have some blood work done. In view of the hit he received on Saturday and the potential mitigating side effects of his prescribed medication, the Alouettes medical staff has placed Manziel under the CFL concussion protocol for further observation and precautionary reasons. Manziel will be closely observed and assessed in the next few days."

Manziel took a big blow in this past weekend's game:

Barstool Sports' Kayce Smith, who co-hosts a podcast with Manziel, is reporting that he will not be playing this weekend.

"Despite them saying he will be “observed and assessed”, I’m told definitively he will NOT be playing Saturday vs. Edmonton and will be continue to be evaluated for next week’s game vs Toronto," she reports.

Stay tuned.