Stamps' Reynolds OK

DAN TOTH -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 7:45 AM ET

Joffrey Reynolds was thumbing through the Stampeders record book yesterday, curious to find the team's single-game rushing mark. Two players -- Lovell Coleman in 1964 and Willie Burden in '75 -- both reached 238 yards rushing, a milestone that seems attainable for the muscle-bound ball carrier.

Reynolds ran for 133 yards on just 10 carries against the Alouettes before leaving the game at half-time for precautionary reasons after suffering a minor knee injury.

"I maybe could have gotten it but you never know," Reynolds shrugged while sitting out yesterday's rundown at McMahon Stadium. "I wanted to stay in, I was doing well and the game was still in doubt -- 18-8 at the half -- so it's hindsight and maybe we could have gotten things going had we been able to mix the pass and run better."

An MRI revealed Reynolds injured the PCL (posterior cruciate ligament) of his left knee but expects to return to the lineup in time for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats visit Oct. 14 after enjoying a bye week.

"It feels pretty good -- still a little bit tender but it's better than I expected," Reynolds said.

"I thought there would be a little more swelling but there isn't which is a good thing.

"I want to be back the next game but if I'm not able to be productive I might have to sit out."

The news for WR/KR Terrence Wilkins isn't as good. A partially torn MCL will sideline the dangerous return man four-to-six weeks, although surgery won't be required.

Non-import DB Pascal Masson also suffered a minor shoulder separation but he isn't expected to miss any action.

The bye week couldn't have come at a better time said head coach Tom Higgins, whose 7-7 Stampeders are two points behind both Edmonton and Saskatchewan in the CFL West.

He expects Reynolds, DL Demetrious Maxie (leg), DB Joey Boese (hamstring) to all return to action against the Cats.


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