Guillory remaining positive

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 10:56 AM ET

Brandon Guillory is using the power of positive thinking.

On the heels of an MRI this week, the Edmonton Eskimo sophomore defensive end believes he will soon get a clean bill of health after suffering a spinal cord contusion in the pre-season.

"I am a positive person. I believe in words do matter," said Guillory yesterday.

"I am going to say these last nine weeks (of the season) I will be playing with my team and I will definitely be making a positive impact on winning some games. The main goal (is) winning the Grey Cup."

Guillory is stuck on the nine-game injured list, meaning he can only play the back half of the season if healthy.

The team's medical staff likely won't take a hard look at the MRI results until tomorrow or Saturday, meaning the personable 24-year-old import has to sit and wait right now.

"What I need to hear (from the team doctors) is that at nine weeks you are ready to go - nine weeks you are ready to get some sacks," Guillory added.

But the doctors could also tell him it is too risky to return to the fierce action in the trenches on the football field.

If there is a hint of a problem still remaining around his spine or neck, the news could be very disheartening for Guillory.

Right now, the Louisiana native is not allowed in contact practice drills.

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Injured offensive lineman Dan Comiskey got good news from his MRI. There is no damage to his Achilles tendon on his left leg, meaning he's hoping to be back in game action in three to four weeks.

Comiskey tore his left calf muscle last week.


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