Stamps face big loss

IAN BUSBY, CALGARY SUN

, Last Updated: 12:17 PM ET

If the Calgary Stampeders make a roster move this week, it could be a big one.

Big as in the 300-lb. range.

Right tackle Jeff Pilon has sat out practice this week nursing a knee injury and, if he can't go, Tyler Lynem would step into his spot for the Labour Day Classic Monday against Edmonton (1 p.m., CBC).

This is the second straight week the 6 ft. 6 in., 322-lb. veteran hasn't practised much but is willing to play with the ailment.

Head coach Tom Higgins isn't concerned about it yet and doesn't have to make a decision until an hour before the game.

"It's one of those things we'll wait and see," said Higgins. "It hasn't been coming around for him. All of a sudden it could come back and show signs of improvement.

"We're not really panicked because we have Tyler Lynem who can take reps. We don't know exactly what will unfold.

"Jeff has played hurt. Each week it starts to come around. There are still some challenges in his knee. We don't want Jeff to experience a setback by practising. We have to make sure he won't put himself or our team in jeopardy on game day."

Any other changes wouldn't be injury related and Higgins is pleased his team is this healthy more than halfway through the season.

"This is a first for me," Higgins said.


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