Campbell hobbles off field after practising

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 11:42 AM ET

A two-year-old child would have beaten Edmonton Eskimos receiver Kelly Campbell in a foot race at the end of yesterday's practice.

Hobbling off the field at a snail's pace, Campbell is dealing with a knee problem after being injured in yesterday's practice.

Competing against defensive back Lenny Williams in one-on-one coverage, Campbell went for the ball - but only Williams got to his feet in quick fashion at the end of the play.

All eyes on the sidelines seemed glued on the import receiver while he struggled on the field on all fours with the training staff at his side. Once he limped to the sidelines he had a large ice bag immediately taped to one knee.

Edmonton head coach Danny Maciocia is hoping the club's leading receiver (813 yards and five touchdowns) will still be ready for Sunday's game in Montreal.

And there didn't seem to be a vibe on the practice field that the injury was too serious late yesterday.

But that could all change with further medical examination.

"If he can practise and if he can handle the pain, he will play. If he can't, he doesn't play," said Maciocia.

"We have got enough depth here."

The Eskimos are already heading to Montreal without all-star receiver Jason Tucker (neck), starting running back AJ Harris (knee) and starting wide receiver Brock Ralph (back). DT Adam Braidwood is doubtful.

Regardless of whether Campbell can play this week, former NFLer Maurice Mann is a possible addition to the receiving corps on Sunday.

FINISH LINES: Williams might be held out of game action for at least another week as he recovers from a pectoral muscle injury. The situation has become frustrating for Williams, who has missed nine straight games.

"I feel I am good enough to play but I am not a doctor," he quipped.


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