CALGARY - Well, there’s good news and bad news.
You want the good news first?
Calgary Stampeders quarterback Henry Burris’ ankle looks to be OK, and he likely won’t be limited in Sunday’s game against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in Moncton, N.B.
“He should be fine,” said Stamps coach John Hufnagel.
“We had an X-ray, and there’s no structural damage.
“He played hard in that game and made some great runs. He’ll be sore for a couple of days, but I fully expect him to be 100% gameday.”
Now the bad news.
Dynamic kick returner Larry Taylor won’t suit up against the Tabbies.
“Larry hurt his ribs, and it’s highly unlikely he’ll be able to play the game,” Hufnagel said. “We’re experimenting over the next few days with some options we have to replace him.”
Defensive back Keon Raymond filled in at returner in Saturday’s 32-19 loss to the B.C. Lions. Receivers Johnny Forzani and Anthony Parker could also get a look.
Receiver Marquay McDaniel could draw into the lineup in Taylor’s spot and could serve as another return option.
Hufnagel was also optimistic about getting other players back on the field.
“I’m hoping (defensive lineman) Charleston (Hughes), (linebacker) Brandon Isaac and (receiver) Jabari Arthur will be able to play the game,” Hufnagel said. “We’ll find out (Tuesday) where they are health-wise.
“We’ll take them on the trip unless we declare them out of the game (Tuesday).”
Never one to hide his feelings, Stamps veteran receiver Nik Lewis vented after Saturday’s loss.
The outspoken receiver was frustrated after not having a ball thrown his way in the second half of the defeat at the hands of the Lions.
Head coach John Hufnagel said he talked with Lewis but wouldn’t expand on the conversation.
“I talked to Nik,” Hufnagel said. “He was frustrated and said some things that quite possibly he regrets right now. I’ll let Nik comment on it when he gets in front of the microphone.
“It’s a ‘move on’ thing.”