Update on the status of defensive lineman Kingsley Opara

EDMONTON — Please see the following update regarding the status of Elks defensive lineman Kingsley Opara, who suffered an injury in Edmonton’s game against the Calgary Stampeders on Friday, June 3:

Friday night No. 77 Kingsley Opara suffered an injury to his head and neck in the third quarter. He was subsequently taken to the Royal Alex Hospital where he spent the night for monitoring. We’re happy to share that Kingsley was discharged early this morning, and that all test results have come back normal. We thank everyone for their well wishes and know your support will continue as Kingsley starts his rehab.
Hernan Salas

Hernan Salas

Coordinator, Communications (Media Relations), Edmonton Elks Football Club

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About The Edmonton Elks Football Club

The Edmonton Elks are proud members of the Canadian Football League, playing their home games at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta. 

The club has a tradition of excellence with 14 Grey Cup championships (1954-56, 1975, 1978-82, 1987, 1993, 2003, 2005, 2015) and 52 members of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. Since its founding, the club has been community-owned and remains focused on providing outstanding football memories for Edmonton and all of Northern Alberta.


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