Labouring toward rematch

IAN BUSBY -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 10:09 AM ET

Two key members of the Calgary Stampeders were showing off their wounds yesterday at McMahon, but neither declared himself out for Friday's Labour Day rematch.

Linebacker Brian Clark took the bandage off his knee infection yesterday, while centre John Comiskey had his injured shoulder in a sling during the team rundown.

Comiskey is considered doubtful for Friday's game in Edmonton after getting injured in Monday's 35-24 victory over the Eskimos.

"I will rest it today and see what tomorrow is like," Comiskey said. "It was early in the first half on a quarterback sneak, we were coming at each other like two missiles. It got to the point where it made sense to do what was best for the team and pull myself."

If Comiskey can't go, veteran Rob Lazeo will step in as he did Monday.

There will be a bigger problem if Clark's infection isn't fully healed by Friday. Clark's replacement, Rob Rodriguez, severely damaged his rotator cuff Monday and could be out for the rest of the season.

Clark was at least able to bend his knee yesterday.

"I'm dying to get back in," Clark said. "Watching that game was killing me. I can only do what my body allows me. I have to be careful."

If Clark does sit, Stamps sophomore Matt Grootegoed will draw into action.

Stamps linebacker Mike Labinjo is out with an elbow injury, which means a Canadian will be activated, likely linebacker Neil Ternovatsky.


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