Keep your chin up!

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON -- Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 7:53 AM ET

Randy Spencer is sick and tired of answering the same questions.

But unfortunately for the Edmonton Eskimo defensive tackle, his legs keep drawing attention - for all the wrong reasons.

The non-import fourth-year veteran has been stuck on the sidelines at training camp for the last two days because of more calf problems.

After missing three games last year with torn calf muscles, he has strained another muscle already this season.

"I am going to see another doctor," said Spencer, hoping that will bring an answer to the problem.

But for now, he's very frustrated.

"I am stronger than I have been in two years," said Spencer after a rigorous off-season training schedule.

"I flipped 800-pound and 1,200 pound tires.

"I ran the treadmill, played racquetball all year.

"I came in thinking that everything was perfectly fine.

"But no matter what you do, you can't simulate pushing a double team all day (in training camp) against two 300-pound O-lineman.

"(The problem) kind of masks itself until it pops its head out."

Spencer is still hoping he'll be ready for the start of the regular season on June 17.

"If we can figure it out this week (with a new doctor), then there is no reason that in three weeks I can't get perfectly right and be ready to roll," he said.

Before his injury-shortened 2005 campaign, Spencer led the Eskimos in sacks in 2004.

FINISH LINES: Although Dwayne Morgan still hasn't passed a medical, the import offensive lineman is still in the city rehabbing a leg injury.


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