A blow to the 'O'

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON

, Last Updated: 7:54 AM ET

REGINA -- The Edmonton Eskimos better hope Dan Comiskey isn't about to be hit with two years of bad luck.

The Green and Gold's top offensive lineman went down with an ankle injury on the third play of the game last night.

"He will probably be out for at least a few weeks," said Edmonton head coach Danny Maciocia. "It is his ankle but we are still reading the X-rays."

Comiskey wasn't available to speak to the travelling media last night in Regina, but was apparently on crutches with some sort of wrap around his ankle.

The non-import left guard - who will turn 36 tomorrow - only played the first three games last year before missing five games with a calf injury.

A tricep injury put him on the nine-game injured list in the second-half of 2007.

In the 34-13 hammering in Regina last night, Comiskey apparently had someone roll-up on his ankle. On the positive side, the Esks have the experienced Aaron Fiacconi to can step in as a guard or sixth offensive lineman. Tim Bakker filled the void last night.

'RIDER RUMBLINGS: Marcus Crandell looked shaky at times in his 'Rider regular-season debut last night, missing wide-open receivers and throwing two interceptions.

But the former Eskimo also made some great throws - finishing 19-for-29 with 278 yards and two touchdowns.

QUICK HIT: The TSN feed of last night's tilt disappeared from some Edmonton TV sets for close to 30 minutes last night. "It is not a TSN issue. It (was) entirely a problem at Shaw Cable in Edmonton, who were showing the TSN alternate feed," said Chris McCracken, the CFL's vice-president of broadcasting.


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