Stamps' Nik Lewis likely out for rest of year

Calgary Stampeders' Nik Lewis (2nd R) cheers his team from the sidelines after being injured while...

Calgary Stampeders' Nik Lewis (2nd R) cheers his team from the sidelines after being injured while playing against the B.C Lions during the second half of their CFL football game in Vancouver, British Columbia, August 17, 2013. REUTERS/Ben Nelms

SCOTT MITCHELL, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:00 PM ET

It seems Nik Lewis didn’t get the news he was hoping for.

Originally slated to miss six-to-eight weeks with a broken right fibula, the Calgary Stampeders veteran slotback underwent surgery on the injury Thursday and is now expected to miss the rest of the season.

Lewis was placed on the nine-game injured list, but Stamps GM/head coach John Hufnagel was hesitant to call the 10-year veteran’s season over without consulting doctors back in Calgary.

Hufnagel wasn’t optimistic, however, saying it’s “not likely” the 31-year-old will be back in 2013, which will end Lewis’ run of nine consecutive 1,000-yard seasons.

“I have not yet talked to (Stamps director of medical services) Mike (Gudmundson) or the doctor,” Hufnagel said Thursday. “From the latest report I got, no that’s not likely (Lewis will return this year), so that’s why I want to make sure I know exactly what I’m talking about when I get back to Calgary and talk to the doctors.”


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