Calgary Stampeders licking their wounds after loss

Micah Johnson grimaces after getting injured in Friday night's Calgary Stampeders loss to the B.C....

Micah Johnson grimaces after getting injured in Friday night's Calgary Stampeders loss to the B.C. Lions in Vancouver. Photo by Ben Nelms/Reuters

Scott Mitchell, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:20 AM ET

How quickly things change.

Fourteen hours after limping out of BC Place, the Calgary Stampeders returned to McMahon Stadium on Saturday to take stock of the situation.

The feel-good stories of Charleston Hughes, Jon Cornish and Rene Paredes chasing down records were no more. That’s over and done with. Even the 14-win season was already a thing of the past.

The slate is now wiped clean, even if the stains of three potential season-ending injuries to starters during Friday’s 26-7 CFL loss to the B.C. Lions remain.

Sure, it could be worse. The Stamps regular season isn’t ending in Winnipeg Blue Bombers fashion or anything like that, but there’s no doubting Week 19 wasn’t kind to the club.

Stampeders brass had two goals in mind when they hopped on the charter flight to Vancouver on Thursday — Win the football game, and stay healthy in doing so.

They accomplished neither.

In fact, they didn’t even come close.


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