Knee surgery for Stamps' Sam

IAN BUSBY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:48 AM ET

The Calgary Stampeders are getting one receiver back from knee surgery just in time to replace another one headed to the operating room.

P.K. Sam requires surgery on his injured knee, and will be lost to the team indefinitely.

Sams spot in the starting roster Saturday against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers will be taken by Ken-Yon Rambo, who is coming back from a torn ACL suffered a year ago.

The injury Sam suffered against the Saskatchewan Roughriders isnt as serious, but the damage isnt clear.

I just dont know yet, said Stamps head coach John Hufnagel on a timeline for Sams return. They want to go in for a scope and see exactly what it is.

The loss could be more troublesome if Rambo has any setbacks in his return.

The Stamps also have import sophomore Jermaine Jackson on the practice roster as a backup at the slotback position. Jackson started the opener against Toronto and made four receptions for 32 yards.

Brandon in for Brandon

The Stampeders are hoping a 30 defence can help them overcome the loss of a starting defensive back.

With Brandon Smith (groin) unable to play against the Blue Bombers, Brandon Isaac will get the start at wide-side halfback.

Isaac (No. 30) has impressed in limited action in the first four games.

Im the tall, skinny Brandon, Isaac said. I just do what I do and try to be accountable.

This is my opportunity to get out there as a starter and make some plays. Hopefully, I can contribute to the team and make something happen.

The Stamps will activate rookie Ray Cheatham.


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