Comiskey's spot unclear

Singor Mobley watches as Pat Woodcock attempts to rein in Reggie Durden during an Edmonton Eskimos...

Singor Mobley watches as Pat Woodcock attempts to rein in Reggie Durden during an Edmonton Eskimos practice session at Clarke Park yesterday. (Edmonton Sun/Ryan Jackson)

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON -- Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 9:01 AM ET

Dan Comiskey - the veteran leader of the Eskimos' offensive line - is battling with post-concussion symptoms, with his status for Labour Day unknown.

Not previously reported by the Eskimos, the left guard suffered a concussion against the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Aug. 11 when he took a knee to the head.

The 10-year CFL veteran was able to play against the B.C. Lions one week later, but is now clearly dealing with some side-effects.

Missing the first two practices this week, head coach Danny Maciocia is hoping Comiskey can play against the Calgary Stampeders on Monday - but admits he's unsure that will happen.

"He's day-to-day," said the coach, who will have to make an interesting call if Comiskey can't play.

"Rhett McLane has been our sixth guy, so it could be him."

But Raleigh Roundtree could also get the nod.

The former NFL starter hasn't played a single snap in the regular season, but has practised the entire summer with the club.

Although he's an import, the Esks could still start Roundtree and not cause changes to their American-Canadian ratio at other areas.

Moving Forward: So far, so good for A.J. Gass, who has looked good for consecutive practices this week.

"He's two-for-two," said Maciocia, who didn't say much more. "I don't want to jinx myself."

Gass has missed six consecutive games with a hamstring injury.

"I feel very, very, very good," said Gass, as he walked off the practice field yesterday.

If Gass can remain healthy for the rest of the week, he'll return to the middle linebacker position and play special teams on Monday in Cowtown.

However, Quincy Stewart - who has subbed for Gass in the middle of the defence - will also stay on the roster, playing in some defensive formations.

Finish Lines: William Loftus appears set to return to the lineup after being on special team units in practice ... Deitan Dubuc is now breathing easier, as his newborn baby girl has returned home. Born six weeks premature, Camille Kiyoko Dubuc entered the world on Aug. 15, but spent 13 days in the Grey Nuns Hospital before she was allowed to go home.


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