Stamps' Lewis letting heel heal

SCOTT FISHER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:06 AM ET

CALGARY - Wednesday is supposed to be ‘hump day.’

Not for Nik Lewis.

Maybe Thursday will be better.

The Stampeders’ leading receiver was unable to practise Wednesday, but head coach John Hufnagel wasn’t overly concerned.

“He’ll be fine, on the practice field, going full speed tomorrow,” Hufnagel said of the receiver who is dealing with a heel injury.

“We just gave him another day of precautionary rest.”

Lewis put on the pads for Wednesday’s noisy workout — blaring crowd noise was pumped in over the loud speaker in preparation for Saturday’s tilt in Regina — but was forced to stand on the sidelines.

“It’s coming along pretty good,” Lewis said. “I feel better than yesterday, so it’s positive.

“I expect to practise every day. We’ll see how I feel and move forward from there. This is what I do and I love to do it, so I’m very eager to get back out there.”

The 29-year-old stayed involved by offering his two cents here and there.

“I just try to help the guys out, relay what I’m seeing from my point of view,” he said.

Lewis said his club’s sputtering offence is starting to come around.

“We’re a lot better than some of the teams in this league,” he said. “But, at the same time, we’re not up to our standard. And our standard is the only thing that matters.

The offence has been slow out of the gates, but Lewis said defenders deserve credit, too.

“They get paid, too,” Lewis said of opposing defences. “Sometimes, it takes some adjustments. Sometimes, it takes time to see what they’re doing.”


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