No telling what's wrong with Printers

HOSEA CHEUNG, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:35 AM ET

VANCOUVER -- The jury is still out on Casey Printers.

The B.C. Lions quarterback was scheduled to meet with the team's orthopedic surgeon Wednesday to re-evaluate his knee injury and decide whether he would travel with the team to Edmonton Friday.

But the expected statement was not released by the team prior to 24 hours deadline.

After practice Wednesday, coach Wally Buono denied earlier reports by other media outlets that Printers will need to go under the knife to repair a torn meniscus and a partially torn ACL, which would most likely end his season.

"If that was the report, that was surprising to all of us," Buono said. "If that was the case, I think surgery would have been done a long time ago."

Pending results from Wednesday's appointment, nothing has changed in terms of the team's approach to Printers, added Buono.

"Dr. (Bob( McCormack examined Casey on Sunday," he said. "He felt that it was imperative that the swelling get minimized and that's why we felt it was best that he not do anything as far as football wise and just come to the meetings. He's going to be checked out this afternoon, hopefully given the green light, and be our third quarterback for Friday."


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