Lefsrud wary of treatment

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 8:46 AM ET

The Edmonton Eskimos appear set to the start the regular season with a non-import offensive line.

But there is a potential problem on the horizon.

Right guard Kevin Lefsrud - who has returned to the club after a one-year retirement - is battling a nagging left elbow injury.

The injury kept him out of the second half of Thursday's 18-12 pre-season win over the B.C. Lions.

In blunt terms, the injury isn't the problem.

Treating it could be.

Lefsrud needs to take anti-inflammatory drugs for the injury - but oral pills are out of the question.

"I got colitis from all the anti-inflams I took before," said Lefsrud.

"It rotted my guts out pretty good. So, we are looking at different things that I can do to keep it under control.

"If that is either topical or injectible, it will have to be that way."

For the next couple of games, Lefsrud isn't worried about being on the roster because his body will be adjusting to the new anti-inflam treatment.

But if his body starts to suffer from a topical or injected treatment, there's a problem.

"If I find that it is causing problems, then I will try something else.

"Who knows - that might be the end of it," continued Lefsrud.

"If I can't play, I can't play.I'm not going to ruin my health for my future life just for six months."

As long-term employment, Lefsrud wants to be running the family farm out near Camrose.

FINISH LINES: Nothing is official, but there is a good chance Brandon Guillory will be placed on the nine-game injured list as he recovers from his spinal cord contusion.


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