A line of question marks

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON -- Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 8:06 AM ET

The cloud of uncertainty around the Edmonton Eskimo linebacking core just keeps getting bigger.

Already missing starting strongside backer Steven Marsh because of an ACL injury and stellar middle linebacker A.J. Gass because of the death of his mother, the club might have lost Marcus Winn because of a back/rib injury.

Pushing eight-year veteran Singor Mobley for the starting weak-side backer position, Winn is in the midst of a strong camp. The sophomore spent time on the No. 1 linebacking unit last week.

But he was injured early in the second half in Regina on Saturday and his status is unknown for this week.

He could be out for a couple of days or could miss Friday's final preseason game, which would likely guarantee Mobley the starting job to begin the regular season.

"I was meeting the fullback in the hole and I made contact with him and I felt like a little pop toward the back of the ribs area," said Winn, who believes he might have pulled a muscle.

"I tried to stay in three or four more plays, but then I couldn't even run."

FINISH LINES: Gerald Dixon - who is trying to convert to a linebacker in camp, but is deep on the depth chart - was also hurt in Regina.


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