06/30/2015 01:37 EDT | Updated 06/30/2016 05:59 EDT

Eskimos starter Mike Reilly to miss 10-to-12 weeks with knee injury

EDMONTON - Edmonton Eskimos quarterback Mike Reilly is expected to miss 10-to-12 weeks the result of a knee injury suffered in the club's season-opening game.

Reilly was injured in the fourth quarter of Edmonton's 26-11 loss Saturday to the Toronto Argonauts in Fort McMurray, Alta., after being hit by defensive lineman Cleyon Laing.

The Eskimos announced Tuesday medical tests confirmed Reilly sustained a torn posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), a partially torn medial collateral ligament (MCL) and medial meniscal tear in his left knee. The club added the estimated recovery time is approximately 10-to-12 weeks.

Edmonton resumes league action July 9 hosting the Ottawa Redblacks with backup Matt Nichols expected to start.