Esks expect Harris to miss another week

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 10:46 AM ET

The Edmonton Eskimos will likely be without running back AJ Harris for another week.

Missing the last two games with an MCL sprain, Harris is doubtful for Saturday's game against Winnipeg at Commonwealth Stadium (5 p.m., CHED).

Harris hasn't practised since suffering the injury on Sept. 13 against Hamilton.

The rookie was the unquestioned starting tailback for the Green and Gold (5.9-yard rushing average per carry, 11.4-yard average per catch) when he went down.

In the last two games, the Esks have used a combination of Calvin McCarty and Ron McClendon to carry the ball.

QUICK HIT: STARTING LEFT TACKLE JOE MCGRATH IS ALSO DOUBTFUL FOR SATURDAY'S GAME WITH AN MCL SPRAIN.

That injury happened in the first half last Friday against Winnipeg.

But the good news for the Esks is that it appears McGrath didn't suffer a long-term injury.

"He has dodged a bullet. We will see how long he will be out," said Edmonton head coach Danny Maciocia.

McGrath's injury means the Esks might have to start two imports on the offensive line this weekend. If that is the case, McCarty might see more time rushing the ball because he's a non-import.

FINISH LINES: EDMONTON RELEASED DEFENSIVE END DARRELL ROBERTSON YESTERDAY.

"He has been non-productive here the last two games," said Maciocia. Robertson had six defensive tackles and one pass knockdown in two starts.


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