Stamps QB Drew Tate suffers injury setback

It looks as though it will be a little longer before Stamps QB Drew Tate will be back behind...

It looks as though it will be a little longer before Stamps QB Drew Tate will be back behind centre. (Darren Makowichuk/QMI Agency)

SCOTT MITCHELL, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:43 PM ET

CALGARY - Like any good made-for-TV drama, there has to be a twist.

Forty-eight hours after Calgary Stampeders GM/head coach John Hufnagel happily announced Drew Tate was healthy and fit to start Friday night’s colossal clash with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, the coach addressed the media with said twist.

Of course, it wasn’t a total shock after Tate took the practice field Tuesday sans shoulder pads, and Kevin Glenn and Bo Levi Mitchell were splitting the first-team reps, but Hufnagel announced Tate experienced a setback with his right arm injury.

Glenn, completely recovered from his own elbow injury — suffered in the Week 4 win over the Montreal Alouettes when he stood tall in the pocket and took a crushing blow — will get the start against the Riders (7 p.m., TSN, News Talk 770).

It’s been 33 days and counting since Tate last saw the field, exiting late in the Week 2 loss in Regina with forearm soreness.


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