Fred Stamps knew there was something wrong immediately.
The Edmonton Eskimos receiver was forced to leave Friday’s game with a shoulder injury and is expected to be out for at least a week.
“It is a big loss,” said Eskimos head coach Richie Hall. “He’s had a very good year and is a leader in the locker room. He goes to see the doctor (Monday). He’s getting an MRI and we’ll hear later in the day.
“But it doesn’t look good. I couldn’t tell you how long, but I think it’s pretty safe to say he won’t be going to Calgary next week.”
Stamps was hurt in the third quarter after getting hit by Argonauts defensive back Byron Parker.
Stamps right shoulder was dislocated on the play and was then popped back into place by the Eskimos medical staff.
“Right away, it just went numb.” Stamps said. “Right now, it’s just sore. We won’t know anything until Monday.
“It doesn’t feel to bad right now, it’s just a little sore. It went back in place easy. It was a little painful, but once it went back into place, it felt good.”
To that point, Stamps had caught seven passes for 70 yards in the contest.
The Eskimos are expected to bring in a replacement this week.
“It’s tough, especially with our team going through what we’ve been going through,” Stamps said. “We need everybody on the field right now.
“Hopefully it won’t be long at all.”