Peach's injury unclear

GERRY MODDEJONGE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:47 PM ET

EDMONTON - The prognosis on Peach is fuzzy.

Whether or not the Edmonton Eskimos will have defensive end Greg Peach in the lineup this week against the Montreal Alouettes remains to be seen.

He did not participate in the team rundown Monday at Commonwealth Stadium after leaving last Sundays game against the B.C. Lions at the end of the first quarter.

Peach was injured after getting deked out by Lions running back Jamal Robertson, who made the defensive end miss a tackle with a lateral move before chewing up 44 yards and getting into Eskimos territory.

On the following play, Peach went down after Casey Printers threw an incomplete pass to Robertson.

I know they went in for X-rays and everything but as far as the extent of the injury or how long he might be out, Im unsure, Hall said.

Its kind of around the ankle area. Thats about all I can tell you right now.

If Peach is unable to play this week, rookie defensive lineman Kenneth Pettway will get the start against Montreal.

The loss of Peach was another blow to an already depleted defensive line that missed its leader, Dario Romero, who sat out Sunday with an injured ankle and is questionable for this week.

The offensive line was without its play caller as centre Aaron Fiacconi was shelved with a leg injury.

Wed like to have both of them, I think the chances of having both of them might be slim, said Hall, adding he will know more by Wednesday.

Eskimos slotback Kelly Campbell left with back spasms late in his first game back since 2008.

Im a little sore right now, its a little painful but its nothing I should miss any time from. Its just something Ive got to work through, said Campbell. Ive got to get back used to it because its definitely a different climate up here than it is down south.

gerry.moddejonge@sunmedia.ca


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