Collaros to get start for Argonauts against Lions on TSN

The Canadian Press

7/30/2013 6:38:33 PM

TORONTO -- Zach Collaros will start in place of injured quarterback Ricky Ray when Toronto hosts the B.C. Lions tonight.

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Ray's status for the game has been in question since he suffered a lower-body injury in a 35-19 win at Winnipeg on July 19.

"I've been taking the reps all week so I was kind of expecting it," Collaros said Sunday at practice. "I'm just ready to go and I'm excited, it is my first start in a while."

Collaros, 24, spent most of last season on the injured list and sat No. 4 on the depth chart behind Ray, Jarious Jackson and Trevor Harris.

Collaros said he's looking forward to the first start of his two-year career.

"It's very special. It is a lot different than coming in in the fourth quarter. It is a completely different thought process and preparation before the game, so I'm just anxious and ready to go."

The Argonauts (2-2) enter a bye after Tuesday, which should give Ray time to heal.