Playoff fever strikes Lewis

IAN BUSBY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:29 AM ET

CALGARY - Even in the relatively nice weather, there was playoff fever in the air following Wednesday’s practice at McMahon Stadium.

When Nik Lewis was questioned about why he left the session early, the Calgary Stampeders receiver went into full disguising mode.

As for what ails him, good luck getting that information. Not even an upper- or lower-body specification.

“My whole body hurts,” Lewis said. “I just played 18 games. Anybody says anything different, they are lying.

“I guess I was practising good so they let me leave right there.”

Lewis followed it up by saying it was nothing and he should be fine to play Sunday in Edmonton.

The Stamps could be getting linebacker Brandon Isaac back from his groin injury that cost him the past five games.

The sophomore got close to returning a couple of times but had setbacks. He went through Wednesday’s practice fine but still has to make it through the full week before getting the go-ahead.

“I was pushing it real hard,” Isaac said. “This is a day-to-day thing. The coaches want to see performing and how I look. I have to show them some type of explosion so they let me play.”

Left tackle Edwin Harrison, who sat out Tuesday with a concussion, returned to the field and is going to play Sunday.


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