No bones about it: Smaller workload bugs injured Lewis

ERIC FRANCIS

, Last Updated: 8:10 AM ET

It was tough to say what burned more, the pain in Nik Lewis' ribs or the frustration he felt after being overlooked all day.

After entering the game ninth in CFL receiving yards and second in touchdowns, Lewis was held to just one catch for 10 yards while suffering a rib injury that will be x-rayed today.

"It happened on my first, oh, my only catch," said Lewis facetiously.

"I really don't know how it happened until I watch film, but I guess it didn't bother me too much as I stayed out there and played."

If not for his blocking, he would've been completely invisible aside from a high pass that slipped through his paws late.

"I told the coach, 'if you want me to sit down, I'll sit down, but there's no reason for me to be in there...' If you look at the film I was making blocks. It just sucks when you go out there and play through whatever and come up short."

Given how much pain it appeared Lewis was in while attempting to sit down after the game, it's unclear whether he'll be able to play Friday in Edmonton.

"I know I'll be playing Friday -- even if the ribs come back broken," he said.

"I have six months to rest afterwards. I signed to play all 18 games and playoffs and that's what I'm going to do. I'm not someone who sits out for bulls---."


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