Copeland practises

IAN BUSBY -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 9:07 AM ET

CALGARY -- The flashy figure wearing No. 80 running through practice drills looked a lot like Jeremaine Copeland.

In fact, that's exactly who it was finding open space in secondary, despite an ankle injury that a day earlier looked like it would sideline the Calgary Stampeders receiver.

Two days after being carted off the field on a golf cart, Copeland was back in his usually spot at slotback, rolling out for a wide open pass from quarterback Henry Burris.

"I felt pretty good on the practice field," said Copeland, who proclaimed himself ready to play tomorrow in the Labour Day Classic against Edmonton (1 p.m., McMahon Stadium).

"I'm glad I get to go play this game. Everyone knows I want to play this game pretty badly."

The idea yesterday was for Copeland to take some warmups and stretch out. The ankle responded well so he jumped right into drills.

The joint gave him some soreness after the workout but it wasn't anything he couldn't handle.

"It was very important to practise," the league's second leading receiver said. "I'm not the type of person to put myself in if I couldn't play in the game.

"I wouldn't want to take anything away from my teammates. If I can't go, I won't go."


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