Lions' injury list grows

BOB MACKIN, 24 HOURS

, Last Updated: 9:44 AM ET

It's the West division's bye week, but the B.C. Lions are saying hello to new injuries.

Buck Pierce (shoulder), Javier Glatt (ankle) and Geroy Simon (lower back) were the biggest casualties for the Leos after Friday's thrilling 45-45 overtime tie with the host Calgary Stampeders.

The lead changed hands nine times as quarterback Henry Burris, who scored two touchdowns, prevented Calgary from suffering its third consecutive home loss. The veteran pivot may not have had so much room to roam had middle linebacker Glatt not suffered a pre-game injury.

B.C.'s Buck Pierce hit Jason Clermont with two touchdown passes and also found Tony Simmons in the end zone. Running back Joe Smith ran for the other regulation time major.

Lion Jarious Jackson stepped in after Pierce suffered a likely shoulder separation when he was sacked. Jackson tried marching the team into field goal territory in the final minute. Overtime was inevitable when lineman Sherko Haji-Rasouli's unnecessary roughness penalty halted the drive.

Both teams scored converted touchdowns in each of overtime's two rounds.

The Lions, winless in three games, are dormant this week. Next game is a rematch of the 2006 Grey Cup on Aug. 31 against the Montreal Alouettes at B.C. Place Stadium.


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