Stamps stay healthy

DAN TOTH -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 11:39 AM ET

Stampeders left tackle Godfrey Ellis left Thursday's game in Winnipeg with a sprained right ankle but is expected to return to the practice field next week, while the rest of the club is very healthy.

"The running back got tackled and rolled up on the back of my ankle," Ellis explained. "It's not too bad.

"The X-ray was negative and I'm wearing a boot cast to keep the swelling down. I expect to be back in a couple of days."

Ellis was enjoying his first start of the season, replacing Alex Gauthier who is out for at least another week with a shoulder separation.

Three imports who missed the clash with the Bombers will return to action next week. LB George White, RB Ronney Jenkins and CB Ben Kelly, all sitting with hamstring injuries, are expected to resume practising next week.

Non-import LB Scott Coe injured his shoulder in the second quarter but continued playing and shouldn't miss any action, according to head coach Tom Higgins.

"Scott has a shoulder (injury) but he finished the football game," Higgins said. "If you ask him, he'd tell you he's not missing any action, either."

The Stamps are off until Monday when they begin preparing to face the Renegades next Saturday in Ottawa.

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INCOMPLETE: Stamps quarterback Henry Burris completed just 14 of 37 passes in Winnipeg and while he did misfire on some passes, much of the blame rests with his receivers.

Free-agent acquisition Jeremaine Copeland dropped at least two passes he normally grabs while Ken-Yon Rambo and Nik Lewis also had trouble finding the handle.

"Drops come and go and I don't think anybody should drop the ball," said Copeland, who made six catches for 74 yards.

"I had one myself, for sure, and that really doesn't help the QB out a whole bunch."

Lewis finished with four catches for 72 yards and Rambo caught three balls for 21 yards.


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