Eskimos' Williams gone for season

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON, Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 8:53 PM ET

The Edmonton Eskimos have lost Roosevelt Williams for the rest of the year.

A torn rotator cuff on his right shoulder means the starting cornerback needs season-ending surgery.

“I was trying to avoid a block and I threw my hands up to avoid the block … and they guy ended up clipping me and I landed on my shoulder the wrong way," said Williams, remembering Saturday night's play at Mosaic Stadium in Regina.

With Williams on the shelf, the Eskimos will be shuffling bodies on the practice field this afternoon, trying to find the right combination for Monday's pivotal tilt in Toronto.

On the positive side for the Green and Gold, it appears defensive back Malcolm Frank will be able to play on Thanksgiving Day after suffering a burner in his arm, shoulder and neck in Regina.

For more details on this developing story, read Friday's Edmonton Sun.


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