LaRose right back at it

DEREK VAN DIEST -- Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 10:17 AM ET

Things did not look good for rookie J.R. LaRose as he was carted off the field last week against the Calgary Stampeders.

At the time, it looked as though the rookie safety may be lost to the Edmonton Eskimos for a while.

As it turns out, the local product will be back at his starting safety spot tomorrow when the Eskimos face the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

"I had a good week of rehab," LaRose said. "The leg feels good. I wasn't running out of gas in practice or anything like that. There is not a lot of soreness in it, so I'm ready to go."

LaRose, 22, was hurt in the third quarter against Calgary making a tackle on Stampeders running back Joffrey Reynolds.

He bruised his shin on the play and did not return.

"When I hit him (Reynolds), initially it was my shoulder that was feeling kind of sore," LaRose said. "Then as soon as I put my foot down, there was a sharp pain that shot through.

"I don't even know how it happened. I didn't think anyone was around me, because I was coming downhill on the tackle. Then I tried to get up and there was a sharp pain and I couldn't figure out how I hurt my leg."

Despite taking part in only one full practice this week, on Wednesday, LaRose is good to go.

"There is a little bit of discomfort there, but I can move my leg," LaRose said. "I can move it 100% even though there is some discomfort, so it's good."

Like the rest of his teammates, LaRose knows that despite the Ticats struggles this year, they aren't a team to be taken lightly.

"We can't take any team lightly," LaRose said.

"We're going in there to play 60 minutes of Eskimo football. Basically right now it's like playoff football, we need to win every game."


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