End of the healthy line for Jenkins, Stampeders

IAN BUSBY

, Last Updated: 7:44 AM ET

Although Charleston Hughes stands to benefit with more playing time after Julian Jenkins was injured, the Calgary Stampeders defensive end finds no comfort in that fact.

It also doesn't help it was Hughes' leg that went into Jenkins' Thursday in a 34-31 loss the Edmonton Eskimos.

Jenkins stayed overnight in Edmonton to have surgery on his broken leg and will be lost for the majority of this season.

"That's not the way you want to get playing time," Hughes said. "Everyone needs to contribute to the team. He contributed to the team in a lot of different ways. We're going to miss him, but we still need to keep playing on."

For the second straight week, the Stamps are going to be plugging holes left by injury at defensive end. In a Week 1 win over the B.C. Lions, the Stamps lost both Juwan Simpson and Funtaine Hunter.

Jenkins and Hughes were called into duty, but Jenkins didn't finish his first CFL start.

The Stamps have rush end Jonal Saint-Dic on the practice roster, while tackle Marcus Parker is healthy and available if needed.

"We can also rearrange some of the players on the active roster," said Stamps head coach John Hufnagel.

"So we have some options. This isn't something we would wish for, but it's something we can deal with."

MILESTONE NIGHT

Lost in the excitement of Thursday's win was a pair of milestones hit by Stampeders quarterback Henry Burris late in the outing.

With his touchdown pass to Nik Lewis, Burris moved into a tie for fourth spot with Jerry Keeling on the franchise's all-time touchdown pass list (89). Sitting ahead of Burris are Doug Flutie (140), Jeff Garcia (111) and Peter Liske (106).

Burris also moved into a tie with Garcia for seventh on the all-time interceptions list (52).

Lewis is now in 10th place on the all-time receptions list -- six back of Terry Vaughn.


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