Garrett still on the limp

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON, EDMONTON SUN

, Last Updated: 7:07 AM ET

Shannon Garrett is still walking rather gingerly.

The Edmonton Eskimos' ultra-important SAM-linebacker is still recovering from an accidental knee to the groin/below the belt area last weekend against the Calgary Stampeders.

The exact nature of his injury isn't going to be reported, but he doesn't know if he will be able to return for next week's game in Regina.

"I have never seen this before," said Garrett on the injury, "since I have been playing."

Arguably the team's defensive MVP so far this year, the 13-year CFL veteran can play linebacker, halfback, cornerback and safety.

The injury happened as Garrett was trying to break up a pass play to Ryan Thelwell.

OLD FACES: Eskimo receiver Kamau Peterson would love to burn another old team tonight.

Peterson scored the winning touchdown last month against Winnipeg, a former team of his.

Now he faces Hamilton - a city he left last season when he asked for his release.

"For me, I wanted an increase in role," he said yesterday.

"I felt I had earned an increase in role.

"I wanted to be part of that rebuilding process with Jason (Maas) and Brock (Ralph).

"But they didn't see it that way.

"If I was to return (to Hamilton) it was probably in a reduced role.

"I wanted to try my luck somewhere else."

Peterson has four touchdowns this season entering tonight. He had just one last year in Hamilton.

FINISH LINES: JASON NEDD WILL PLAY HIS FIRST EVER REGULAR-SEASON GAME FOR THE ESKIMOS TONIGHT ON SPECIAL TEAMS. THE 2007 SECOND-ROUND PICK IS HYPED AS A STRONG SPECIAL TEAMS PROSPECT.

"It is a chance to hit somebody running full speed - hit the snot out of somebody pretty much," explained the Akron product.


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