Esks lickin' their wounds

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 10:35 AM ET

The Labour Day series has taken its toll on the Edmonton Eskimos.

"It is like a MASH unit in there right now," said Edmonton head coach Danny Maciocia referring to the locker-room.

"We probably have six or seven guys that have big question marks next to their name right now."

The Eskimos have two more practice sessions before Saturday's game against Hamilton (5 p.m., Commonwealth Stadium, CHED) to figure out if those six or seven players can play this weekend.

Maciocia isn't naming any players but yesterday's practice painted a rather clear picture about who isn't totally healthy.

Defensive tackle Dario Romero, defensive back Jordan Younger and receiver Brock Ralph - all starters - didn't practise on Tuesday.

QUICK HIT: Starting defensive back Bradley Robinson will be out of action for at least a month with a pectoral muscle injury suffered last Friday ... The Esks did receive some good news yesterday as OL Dan Comiskey (ankle) and DT Adam Braidwood (knee) returned to practice for the first time in several weeks. Comiskey is due to come off the nine-game injured list this week, but neither will play on Saturday ... An MRI has cleared Lenny Williams to return to practice but he will not play on Saturday. Out of action since Week 2 with a torn pectoral muscle, Williams is hoping to play Sept. 21 in Montreal.

EXTRA POINT: Reported by Sun Media last Saturday, the Eskimos officially announced the signing of import defensive end Darrell Robertson to the practice roster yesterday.

Robertson and current Eskimo defensive tackle Joe Anoai played three seasons together at Georgia Tech.

Robertson had 12 sacks in his senior year and was a recent cut by the Dallas Cowboys.

Edmonton also signed import defensive back Wale Dada to the practice roster.


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