Kicker Maver's leg on the mend

RANDY SPORTAK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:11 PM ET

CALGARY - Calgary Stampeders placekicker Rob Maver was more active in practice Tuesday.

That’s a good sign for the team with the second and final CFL pre-season game just a few days away.

Maver has been battling an injury to his kicking leg, but he put the boot to a few balls before the end of the session.

“He’s progressing,” said Stampeders GM-head coach John Hufnagel. “He wanted to come out and kick some easy ones to test it, and we’ll see how it reacts and make a wise decision for the game. If he’s not 100%, then I don’t want him kicking.”

The Stamps have the Calgary Junior Colts kicker, Andrew Fabian, around.

Here comes the sun

With the weather of late, practice days at McMahon Stadium haven’t been the most jovial. Tuesday was the exception to the rule.

Not only did it not rain for the whole session, but there was sunshine and warmth.

“It was a nice morning to practice,” said Stamps GM-head coach John Hufnagel, who happily was wearing a t-shirt. “Hopefully, (Wednesday) morning we’ll have another hot day to get ready for the heat we’ll probably see Friday night.”

“It’s really hard to get things going when it’s cold and rainy in June,” said Stamps quarterback Henry Burris. “It doesn’t help you recover and gets things all cold and achy.”

Injury roundup

There was good news on the injury front.

Defensive lineman Adrian Davis, who missed Monday’s sessions due to a neck injury which worried the team to the point he was sent for a MRI, was back on the field.

“I feel fine. Everything’s good,” Davis said. “After practice (Sunday), it really felt tight. When I woke up, my shoulder was glued to my ear. It was more an issue of my trap (trapezius) muscle being tight and needing to loosen up.

“I’m ready to go now.”

However, the list of walking wounded is still larger.

It now includes safety Demetrice Morley (knee), offensive linemen Edwin Harrison (pectoral muscle), Jon Gott (concussion) and Dimitri Tsoumpas (hamstring), receivers Jabari Arthur (hamstring) and Arjei Franklin (groin) and defensive lineman Ian DeGannes-Shaw (hamstring).

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