The Elks without their starting quarterback against the Alouettes

The Elks without their starting quarterback against the Alouettes

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The Edmonton Elks will be without young quarterback Tre Ford when they face the Montreal Alouettes on Thursday.

Ford sprained his upper body in his last game and could miss up to four weeks of action, according to the TSN network reported on Sunday.

The 24-year-old quarterback who is playing his first season in the Canadian Football League has taken the starting job from his colleague Nick Arbuckle. The latter had a nightmarish start to the season, committing three times as many interceptions (six) as he passed for touchdowns (two).

Taylor Cornelius will start the game at Percival-Molson Stadium behind the Elks center, while Arbuckle will serve as an auxiliary, confirmed head coach Chris Jones.

The Sparrows' new pilot, Danny Maciocia, will thus have a golden chance to win a first game at the helm of the team against weakened Elks (1-4).