Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Harris back on the field, with West Final looming

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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers may have their Grey Cup MVP back for the West Final.

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Running back Andrew Harris on Wednesday practised for the first time since mid-October.

Harris and Bombers head coach Mike O’Shea are expected to address his status after practice this afternoon. A day earlier, O’Shea expressed “hope” the Bombers would have their marquee tailback in the lineup against the rival Saskatchewan Roughriders on Sunday.

The fact Harris is being made available for interviews is further evidence he’s expected to play.

Harris suffered a knee injury in Edmonton, Oct. 15, missing the last four games of the regular season.

The 34-year-old also missed the first three games of the season, still finishing fifth in the CFL with 623 yards rushing in just seven games.

In his place, Brady Oliveira and Johnny Augustine have taken turns as the tailback, allowing the Bombers to rank second in league rushing.

In the 2019 Grey Cup, Harris became the first player in CFL history to win the Most Valuable Player and Most Valuable Canadian Awards.

He rolled to 134 yards on the ground and another 35 through the air, scoring two touchdowns and leading his hometown Bombers to their first championship in 29 years.

Harris won three straight league rushing titles from 2017-19.

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