Week 4 – Injuries

The list of star players continues to pile up. Here’s a breakdown of some key injuries to keep an eye on after week 3’s contests:

  • Kevin Glenn – Quarterback, Montreal Alouettes

The Als were on bye last week.  As of Monday morning, Rakeem Cato is handling the first team offense as Glenn recovers from an ankle injury. Cato was the favorite son of La Belle Province in 2015, and he’s far more mobile than the aging Detroit native. The offense takes new shape with him at the controls.

  • Nic Grigsby – Runningback, Ottawa REDBLACKS

His first game as an Ottawa tailback had its ups and downs, and we’ll see how long it lasts. He hobbled off of the field a couple of times, which we’d say would be general maintenance (hamstring, cramps). He should be good to go for game time on Wednesday.

  • Darvin Adams – Slotback, Winnipeg Blue Bombers

The team’s leading receiver left the game briefly on Thursday to have his shoulder looked at. He did miss a few weeks in 2015 with upper body injuries, but he practiced on Sunday and so far, so good.

  • Joe West – Wide Receiver, Calgary Stampeders

Fantasy owners breathed a sigh of relief when this guy made his fourth quarter return in Friday’s OT thriller against Ottawa. He injured his foot, but the Stamps are on bye week. He’ll have plenty of time to rest up.

  • Quincy McDuffie – Kick Returner, Winnipeg Blue Bombers

He missed practice on Sunday with general soreness, and is expected to play on Thursday vs the Eskimos. Timothy Flanders took his reps yesterday.

  • Khalil Bass – Middle Linebacker, Winnipeg Blue Bombers

He missed practice on Sunday with soreness, but Head Coach Mike O’Shea says it is just basic maintenance. Bass will be ready to play on Thursday vs the Eskimos. To be noted, this is the second week in a row he has sat out the team’s first practice of the week (Per Darrin Bauming, TSN 1290 radio).

  • Alex Hoffman-Ellis – WILL Linebacker, Edmonton Eskimos

Ugh. This is frustrating news for AHE. Looks like he settled in nicely in the Alberta capital in his first game, only to tear his right bicep. He’s been put on the 6 game, but full recovery time looks like it could be 10-12 weeks.

  • Taylor Reed – Middle Linebacker, Calgary Stampeders

Arguably their biggest off season acquisition, left the game with a leg injury. The Stamps are already without Glenn Love, plus Deron Mayo has been banged up. The bye week came at the perfect time for Dave Dickenson’s squad, who will once again have their depth tested. Don’t push the panic button on Reed yet, but keep your eyes and ears peeled.

  • Rico Murray – SAM Linebacker, Hamilton Tiger Cats

He’s high risk high reward for fantasy owners, and if you’ve owned him you know all about it. Murray left Thursday’s loss against the Bombers with a knee injury. As of early Monday morning, there are no updates. Beware of the possibility he could miss a game or two.

  • Adrian Hubbard – Defensive End, Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Winnipeg fans loved him in training camp, and he made some big plays during Thursday’s win. However, he was seen having his left arm wrapped up on the sidelines. He did practice on Sunday, but something to be aware of for long format fantasy owners. A solid DE can be a dark horse position down the stretch.

  • Josh Mitchell – Defensive Back, Toronto Argonauts

The rookie DB went down, and no word on his progress. This likely won’t break your long term fantasy team’s back. If you were relying on Josh Mitchell to win your games, you have bigger problems than this.

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