VANCOUVER -- So much for putting on a show against his former team.
B.C. Lions linebacker Otis Floyd suffered a torn pectoral muscle in his chest early yesterday and could only watch the Edmonton Eskimos' win.
"I felt like I was just useless out there, watching my boys," said Floyd, who played with Eskimos in his rookie season of 2000.
Losing Floyd was a major blow for the Lions.
He's the club's outstanding defensive player nominee for the annual CFL awards.
"I was hot and that was the killer part (of having to watch)," continued the all-star linebacker.
Floyd suffered the serious injury covering a punt.
"I was running down there and I threw my body out there," he explained, "and as soon as I hit (the returner) I felt it."
Left wearing a sling on his right arm in the locker room, Floyd already knows he is facing a long and frustrating off-season.
"They tell me I have to have surgery by Friday and then I have to stay off of it for three months," he stated.