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Blue Bombers draft pick Robertson out with torn ACL

TSN.ca Staff

5/24/2013 7:18:58 PM

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers will have to do without one of their top draft picks this season as defensive back Kris Robertson is out for the season with a torn ACL.

"Our organization was very much looking forward to Kris coming to camp this year but unfortunately he has suffered a serious knee injury after the draft that will force him to miss the entire season," said Blue Bombers general manager Joe Mack in a statement. "We wish him well in his recovery and anticipate him joining our team next year."

"It sucks to say but unfortunately I will not be going to camp with the blue bombers this year. I tore my ACL. I will recover from this," Robertson (@KROB23) said on Twitter. "Stay positive no time for negative thoughts or energy." 

The Concordia product was drafted in the second round, 11th overall at this year's CFL Draft.

In other news, the Blue Bombers signed non-import receiver Michael DiCroce, the team's fourth round pick.