Arthur ready to run

IAN BUSBY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:52 AM ET

CALGARY - Jabari Arthur’s hamstring kept him out of the season opener but that’s not why it was painful for the Calgary Stampeders receiver to watch.

There were several injuries in the loss to the Toronto Argonauts, including Ken-Yon Rambo being slowed by his own hamstring problem.

Arthur could only stand on the sidelines and think about what could have been had he helped out.

He won’t have to go through that again, as the fourth-year Canadian expects to suit up Friday in Vancouver against the B.C. Lions.

“Even if people weren’t getting hurt, I want to be in there helping the team,” Arthur said. “We have to try to deal with it and learn to win with the guys who are in.”

Arthur was worked hard during Monday’s practice as Rambo is still sitting out, although the 2009 CFL leading receiver plans on playing in Vancouver.

“I haven’t played for two weeks,” said Arthur, who would take rookie Anthony Parker off the club’s active roster. “It’s good to get back in there and get in the groove. It was nice to get a sweat up and get my conditioning back up. Getting back in is always a good thing.”

Extra points

Stampeders LB Malik Jackson (concussion) sat out practice Monday and was replaced by Robert McCune. Canadian LB Karl McCartney, who took Jackson’s place against the Toronto Argonauts in Friday night’s loss, is also nursing a hamstring injury … The Stampeders signed

DL Shawn Mayne to the practice roster. The six-year veteran was a late release by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers last week.

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