Stampeders hoping for 'quick six' from injured Jon Cornish

Jon Cornish of the Calgary Stampeders gets up after taking a nasty hit from Kyries Hebert of the...

Jon Cornish of the Calgary Stampeders gets up after taking a nasty hit from Kyries Hebert of the Montreal Alouettes during CFL action in Calgary, Alta., on Saturday, June 28, 2014. It was the Stamps' season and home opener. (Lyle Aspinall/QMI Agency)

SCOTT FISHER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:50 PM ET

Jon Cornish won’t play in Thursday’s Battle of Alberta.

Looks like he’ll miss the Labour Day Classic, as well.

The Calgary Stampeders star running back who is recovering from a concussion was placed on the six-game injured list Wednesday morning, meaning he’ll be eligible to return for the Labour Day Rematch in Edmonton on Sept. 6.

Stamps GM/head coach John Hufnagel says the team has the option to bring the reigning CFL Most Outstanding Player back earlier if he recovers before that date.

“We put him on the six-game just to relieve some of the pressure of him trying to get back,” Hufnagel said. “He had done well, and then, he had some recurring headaches. Then, he’d do well ,and the headaches would come back.

“So we wanted to put him on the six-game, because right now, we don’t know the length of time and are hoping that it’s not six games, and we can bring him off that.


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