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JONATHAN HUNTINGTON, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 7:45 AM ET

WINNIPEG -- The Edmonton Eskimos better hope Kevin Lefsrud gets healthy real soon.

The last thing this club wanted was to lose their two starting offensive guards.

But that is exactly what has happened.

With Lefsrud on the shelf - at the moment - with a concussion, the Green and Gold have now lost starting left guard Dan Comiskey for at least a few weeks with a torn left calf. The all-star O-lineman suffered the injury last night in a win over Winnipeg.

"They are saying three to four or five weeks," explained Comiskey on how long he could be out for. "I would hope not that long. It depends on how fast I heal."

In a rare sight, the 11-year CFL veteran had to take a knee in the second quarter.

The play looked innocent, but the hulking non-import was instantly done.

"It felt like somebody kicked me in the back of the leg," continued Comiskey. "It shut down. I had no power, I couldn't do anything with it."

Rarely used Rhett McLane filled in at left guard. It wasn't pretty at times, but the job got done.

"I am real excited about the job the O-line did (last night)," added Comiskey.

But make no mistake, he will be missed.

"He is a great left guard," said left tackle Joe McGrath.

"He is a leader, too, and he is tough to replace."

Lefsrud could return for Friday's game against Saskatchewan. He was going through exercise drills on the side of the practice field late this last week.

If he can't return, the Esks will be in an interesting spot because bringing import Tony Tella on the roster would hurt the ratio.

The only other option on the current practice roster is former non-import junior Terriss Paliwoda, who hasn't played a CFL regular-season game.

SHORT HIT ...

Import Raleigh Roundtree, filling in for Lefsrud, threw the key block on Ron McClendon's 47-yard run to set up the winning TD last night.

FINISH LINES ...

Comiskey has to pay an undisclosed fine because he was injured last night.

"I have to pay a fine for being a sissy," said Comiskey.

"I was the one who installed the fine system so I definitely have to pay it.

"It goes into a fund."


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