Calgary Stampeders' Nik Lewis promises return

Stamps Nik Lewis gathers his balance after a long pass gain during CFL football action in Calgary,...

Stamps Nik Lewis gathers his balance after a long pass gain during CFL football action in Calgary, Alta August 9 between the Saskatchewan Roughriders and the Calgary Stampeders at McMahon Stadium. Jim Wells/Calgary Sun/QMI Agency

Scott Mitchell, QMI Agency

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CALGARY - Nik Lewis will be the same Nik Lewis.

 

That’s the promise the veteran Calgary Stampeders slotback made Sunday, addressing the media for the first time since undergoing surgery Thursday to repair a broken fibula, as well as torn ligaments in his left ankle.

“I’m a bad sport,” said Lewis, confirming the injury he suffered against the B.C. Lions has gone from the six-to-eight variety to a season-ender. “If I can’t play the way I’ve always played, I won’t play. I will be back, playing the same way I’ve always played.”

The 31-year-old Texan is just glad it wasn’t worse since he had a plate and screws inserted to stabilize the bone and that the ankle ligaments also needed to be repaired.

“It could have been a lot worse,” Lewis said. “Looking at the film, I could have torn my knee as well, and the fact that I didn’t do that was great. It’s life, right?”

Lewis’ durability has been something to marvel at during his 10-year CFL career, missing only fi


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