Eskimos lose Woodcock to injury bug

, Last Updated: 9:18 AM ET

TORONTO -- Pat Woodcock has joined a constantly growing and ugly list.

The Edmonton Eskimos' receiver has been placed on the nine-game injury list, meaning his season is over.

The move was announced yesterday because of a nagging knee injury.

"It has been a crazy year for him," said Edmonton head coach Danny Maciocia.

"It is not getting any better. He has had several setbacks this year with the knee."

Woodcock only played three games this year.

The year started with an in-grown hair problem that forced him to miss a game.

If that wasn't bizarre enough, Woodcock had to flee his townhome in mid-July because of a fire.

And then the knee injury became such a problem that he needed surgery.

"I think he had the same procedure as (Jason) Tucker did," continued Maciocia, referring to Tucker's surgery for a meniscus problem.

"But it just hasn't responded. If anything it has taken a couple of steps back."

Maciocia wouldn't bite on a question on Woodcock's future, but the non-import's next step in the CFL is not clear.

At 30 years old, Woodcock might not be very attractive to other teams - especially given his health history.

Woodcock is the second Eskimo to be placed on the nine-game list this week, as Jonte Buhl (wrist) watched his season disappear in the same fashion a few days ago.

The Esks have six players on the nine-game list at the moment.


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