They pile up! Yikes! The latest **new** injuries/progress updates from week 5…
- Ricky Ray – QB, Toronto Argonauts
He had his left knee rolled up on late in the game vs Montreal, and was seen with ice on it. TSN’s Matt Scianitti said it could be a sprained MCL, which would leave Ray out of action for 4-6 weeks. Logan Kilgore would get the keys.
- Trevor Harris – QB, Ottawa REDBLACKS
Had his right leg rolled upon during the opening minutes of the game vs Saskatchewan, and he remained mobile on the sidelines. Its very likely a high ankle sprain, but MRI results won’t come out until Wednesday. At that time, the REDBLACKS could announce Brock Jensen as the starter. OR, Henry Burris has already been cleared to practice Tom Brady style (throwing deflated footballs). If he gets cleared to throw inflated ones, he may get the green light for this weekend. Wednesday is the big day.
- Darian Durant – QB, Saskatchewan Rough Riders
He participated in the walk through on Monday, and with how well Mitchell Gale performed in backup duty in week 5? Expect DD to sit again in week 6. The Riders have no problem waiting as long as they can for their franchise player to heal up.
- Curtis Steele – RB, Saskatchewan Rough Riders
He left the weekend’s contest with a leg injury, but was at practice on Monday. Michael Dyer would be likely to get the touches, along with Matt Walter.
- John Chiles – SB, Saskatchewan Rough Riders
A mysterious late injury left him out of the line up for week 5. Ryan Lankford was signed, and tossed into the fire all within a week. And, looked great in spot duty. Or, could this be the end of the man with never ending potential (and never ending injuries)?
- Nick Moore – SB, BC Lions
Its been said, if you’re gonna do something you do it to the best of your ability. UNLESS that means celebrating a touchdown AND ending your season because of it. Over zealous, and now he’s done-zo. Enter Geraldo Boldewijn into the equation. If you’ve never heard of him? See 2016 pre-season. He’s something special.
- Shamawd Chambers – WR, Saskatchewan Rough Riders
The big money Canadian receiver missed week 5 with a hamstring injury, but practiced on Monday. Nic Demski filled in for him, but saw limited production due to his matchup. He’ll likely be good to go this week vs Montreal.
- Vidal Hazelton – WR, Toronto Argonauts
He got popped really good in the head by the Alouettes MOB, and left the game briefly experiencing back problems. Keep your eye on Vidal, as he is the last remaining healthy member of the “big three.”
- Tori Gurley – WR, Toronto Argonauts
Missed week 4 and week 5 with back problems. Devon Wylie filled in nicely in his spot, and we’d be surprised if Tori didn’t sit out one more week. The Argos are on bye in week 7.
- Lemar Durant – WR, Calgary Stampeders
He’s missed the last 3 weeks with an ankle injury, but he’s reportedly ready to go vs the BC Lions this week. Simon Charbonneau-Campeau has filled in for him during his absence.
- Quincy McDuffie – WR, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Missed practice again on Monday, and has been out of action for a couple of weeks. DB Kevin Fogg has returned kicks while McDuffie gets McHealthy.
- Taylor Reed – MLB, Calgary Stampeders
A big boost for the Stamps as they get their big off season splash back for week 6. Just in time, too. He’ll be needed to stop a very potent Lions rushing attack. Alex Singleton was excellent in his absence.
- Arnaud Gascon-Nadon – DE, Ottawa REDBLACKS
This guy continues to win people over in the nation’s capital, but he gave them a scare when he left Friday’s contest with a leg injury. It doesn’t appear to be serious, and he should be good to go vs the Argos. Andrew Marshall stepped in for him.
- Micah Johnson – DT, Calgary Stampeders
Head Coach Dave Dickenson gave Micah the day as “maintenance.” Sounds like he had a stomach virus he was trying to kick. Nonetheless, he should be good to go vs BC this week.
- Frank Beltre – DE, Calgary Stampeders
The upstart rush end was seen in a walking boot last week, and missed practice on Monday. The horses didn’t miss a beat off the bookends last week vs Winnipeg, as Ja’Gared Davis beat up their poor Willy. He’d be a Ja’Gared-tee’d start if Beltre can’t go.
- Brandon Smith – DB, Calgary Stampeders
Banged up his hand during the last contest, and Osagie Odiase filled in for him. The stud fantasy DB practiced on Monday, and hopefully should be good to go for Friday.
- AC Leonard – DE, Saskatchewan Rough Riders
The converted receiver left Friday’s contest a bit banged up, and could miss week 6. If he does, that means more playing time for Jonathan Newsome. That, of course, is until Eric Norwood is healthy. And he’s getting very, very close.
- Macho Harris – S, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Frustrating injury for a guy having a bounce back season in his career. A lower body injury will put him on the shelf for 6 weeks, and in comes Canadian Taylor Loffler.
- Chris Randle – DB, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
The last line of defense on many occasions for a confused defensive unit, now he’s in civvies for 3 weeks thanks to a right knee injury. Terrence Frederick will suit up at field corner for the Bombers in week 5. No big deal, they’re only playing the Eskimos **chuckles**
- Johnny Sears – DB, Hamilton Tiger Cats
Sears is on lay-away again. He plays on the edge, and now he’s on the shelf for the time being after leaving Saturday’s contest with a leg injury. Former Alouette Dom Ellis took his place.
- JC Sherritt – MLB, Edmonton Eskimos
The speedster left Saturday’s game briefly but returned. Alex Hoffman-Ellis is already on the 6-game, so Donnie Baggs (no relation to Stevie) filled in. (You could have Shakespere himself play MLB this week vs the Bombers, and the Eskimos will still shut them down).
- Julian Posey – DB, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Ring around the rosey, the Bombers wish they had a pocket full of Julian Posey. Ashes to ashes, the Bombers secondary all falls down! Great news, however, Bruce Johnson is back and ready to roll. Posey will be out for a couple of weeks.
- Matt Black – S, Toronto Argonauts
Quietly one of the most underrated ballhawks in the CFL, he left Monday’s tilt with a neck injury. Thomas Gordon replaced him, and plowed Kevin Glenn to the turf almost seconds later. The Argos are high on Gordon, if Black or Gabriel continue to be out long term.
- Marc Olivier-Broulliette – S, Montreal Alouettes
Left Monday’s battle with Toronto after popping Vidal Hazelton in the melon. He underwent conky protocol and returned to the contest. Dominique Termansen replaced him.
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