Quarterback Travis Lulay is staring at an off-season of rehabilitation after having shoulder surgery Thursday, according to reports.
Doctors recommended the procedure to strengthen the ligaments in the B.C. Lions pivot’s shoulder, and Lulay should be able to begin training camp with the Canadian Football League team in early June, said general manager Wally Buono.
Lulay, 30, missed the final seven weeks of the regular season after suffering a partial dislocation of his right (throwing) shoulder on a touchdown run in a Sept. 15 game against Montreal.
He was able to suit up for the West Division semifinal against Calgary, completing 20 of 26 pass attempts for 211 yards in a 29-25 loss.
Lulay hurt the same shoulder in a game versus Hamilton last season and missed the last five regular-season contests. He also needed surgery for a torn labrum in 2007 while playing in NFL Europe.
Lulay, the CFL’s most outstanding player in 2011, was fifth in league passing yardage this season with 2,841. He threw 19 touchdown passes with 11 interceptions and also rushed for 287 yards on 41 carries for a seven-yard average.