Hamstring hobbles Hollis

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON, EDMONTON SUN

, Last Updated: 8:39 AM ET

The Edmonton Eskimos are hoping Kenny Hollis is right.

Limping out of the locker-room yesterday with a right hamstring injury, the special teams demon predicted he would be able to play one week today in Montreal.

"I will be ready," said Hollis.

The Esks could certainly use the rookie on the field after his performance Friday against the Als.

Hollis was all over the field on the first three Edmonton kickoffs - making two tackles and setting up the other.

Unfortunately, he also got hurt in that first half on a punt coverage play and missed the entire second half.

"He was outstanding," said Edmonton head coach Danny Maciocia.

"He has been that way the last couple of weeks."

On a team that needs every piece of momentum it can find, Hollis definitely provided plenty of it during Friday's win.

"It definitely lifts the rest of the football team when you see a guy (who) lines up on special teams and gets after people," continued Maciocia.

"Everybody gets excited over it.

"It just motivates people to go out there and try to give the same type of effort he is giving."

After being cut earlier this year and then brought back to the club, Hollis admits he is playing with an extra dose of motivation in his second tour of duty.

"Every chance I get on the field I take it as my last one," he said.

"I want to give 125%."

FINISH LINES: Maciocia doesn't believe his club suffered any other significant injuries from Friday. But defensive end Adam Braidwood hobbled into the Eskimo compound at Commonwealth Stadium yesterday after having a foot stomped on during the Montreal tilt.


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