Younger's status still in limbo

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 11:45 AM ET

Jordan Younger's playing status with the Edmonton Eskimos is starting to rival a mystery novel.

An injured scratch last week, the veteran cornerback is questionable for Friday's game in Vancouver (8:30 p.m. MT, CHED, TSN).

Head coach Danny Maciocia hasn't even revealed Younger's injury.

One of the captains of the defence, Younger isn't used to missing games.

After missing last Thursday's contest, he estimates he's only missed eight games in the last 15 years.

But even though he's facing a bye week after Friday's tilt, Younger isn't subscribing to the theory that it might be best to rest this week, giving his body extra time to improve.

If he's healthy enough to play, he wants to be on the field at B.C. Place.

"We have got a divisional opponent and they are struggling a little bit right now," said Younger.

"If we can pull out a win in B.C. and win the first two of the series, you don't know what happens with B.C. after that.

"Wally Buono may go nuts (and) start cutting people."

BACK TO SCHOOL

Rookie offensive lineman Adam Rogers has left the Esks to return to school.

Stuck on the practice roster through the first six weeks of the regular season, Rogers wanted to finish his final year at Acadia.

"That is always available for a guy who is on the practice roster," said Maciocia.

"It is just dealing with reality. You don't mess with someone's education. It was important for his family to go back. We are not going to stand in someone's way of earning a degree."

The Eskimos will likely invite Rogers to training camp next year.


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