Buhl injury forces secondary shuffle

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON, EDMONTON SUN

, Last Updated: 7:44 AM ET

WINNIPEG -- The musical chairs routine will continue in the Edmonton Eskimo secondary. Sophomore defensive back Jonte Buhl has a broken right wrist after going down on the first play from scrimmage last night.

"What we need to do is go back home and take a look at where we are at with Jonte and come up with some answers," said Edmonton head coach Danny Maciocia, who was proud of the way the defence plugged the holes.

"Shannon (Garrett) goes at halfback. Then Ray Perryman goes down (so J.R.) LaRose goes at corner. Shannon goes back to SAM (linebacker).

"So, Shannon was the whipping boy. You just go here and you just go here. He filled in with everybody."

There is no indication how long Buhl will be out. But Toronto QB Michael Bishop is out six to eight weeks with a broken wrist from Thursday.

Regardless, it means the Esks will play with their fourth different starting secondary alignment next week.

It also means rookie DB Ricky Williams could definitely make his CFL regular-season debut against Saskatchewan next Friday.


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