Esks have a long list of injuries

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON -- Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 8:03 AM ET

Danny Maciocia's list of walking wounded is getting longer, not shorter.

Tim Fleiszer didn't practise yesterday afternoon, meaning the Edmonton Eskimo head coach is getting ready for Sunday's CFL West final against the B.C. Lions with only one healthy starting defensive end.

But at the moment, it doesn't appear to be anything serious.

"He has a lower body injury...but don't worry about it, he'll play," said the coach.

Making matters more difficult is the fact Rashad Jeanty -- who is second on the team in sacks -- is still very questionable for the weekend.

The dynamic defensive end injured a hamstring one month ago and has been out for three consecutive games.

Jeanty was on the practice field yesterday but wasn't able to participate in all the drills.

"I have got to be careful," said Maciocia on the possibility of adding him to the roster before the team leaves tomorrow night for Vancouver.

"I need to see him two more days.

"Let's see how the treatments go, let's see how he wakes up (today), how he feels.

"But you got to be careful. You can't go into (Vancouver) with 39 1/2 bodies."

At the moment, Joe Montford is the only completely healthy starting defensive end.


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