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Major knee injury ends Bowman's 5th CFL season

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EDMONTON (WRCB) -- Adarius Bowman emerged as a go-to player for the Edmonton Eskimos in the first two games of the 2012 Canadian Football League season.

Unfortunately, they'll be the only two games the former Chattanooga Notre Dame prep star will play this year.

Bowman tore both the ACL and MCL in his left knee late in Sunday's 17-1 loss at Saskatchewan and will miss the rest of the season. The 6-foot-3 wideout will have surgery before beginning a rehab process that usually takes about ten months.

"Unfortunately, we received confirmation today that Adarius has torn both the ACL and MCL in his left knee, which is obviously terrible news for this young man and our club," Eskimos general manager Eric Tillman said Monday in a statement. "Our prayers will be with him for a full recovery. Adarius is blessed with a very competitive drive and spirit, and that tenacity will be one of his greatest assets during this process."

Bowman was enjoying an impressive start to the season with a team-leading nine catches for 145 yards through the first two games. He injured his knee making a tackle on an interception in the closing minutes of his second game.

Bowman is in his fifth professional season in the CFL. He was a breakout star in the 2011 campaign, setting career-highs with 62 catches and 1,153 receiving yards to go along with four touchdowns. 

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