Knee ruins Lazeo's homecoming

IAN BUSBY, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 10:33 AM ET

Chances are if Rob Lazeo shows up in Regina, it will be following a long vehicle ride.

The plan of going back to Saskatchewan to face his former team was derailed when an Edmonton Eskimos defender rolled up on his leg in the West semifinal.

With a torn MCL in his knee and torn ligament in his ankle, the veteran Calgary Stampeders centre is out for the West final against the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

"Injuries happen and nobody ever likes to be sidelined," said Lazeo, who was with the Riders from 1998-99 and 2001-06.

"But in the playoffs, on a Grey Cup run, going back to Saskatchewan, with all the scenarios that have played out the way it has makes it a bit tougher."

The plan right now is for Lazeo and fellow injured line-man Derek Armstrong to hop in Armstrong's truck and made the trek to Mosaic Stadium for the game.

Injured players don't get the airline ticket afforded those on the active roster, and the Stamps will charter out tonight.

"Hopefully, I will be there to help the boys out," Lazeo said. "I hope to be an extra set of eyes."

IAN.BUSBY@SUNMEDIA.CA


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