Eskimos' Carr says he's back
By CON GRIWKOWSKY, QMI Agency
|Edmonton Eskimos wide receiver Greg Carr verse the Toronto Argonauts at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta on Saturday June 30, 2012. (PERRY NELSONQMI AGENCY)
EDMONTON - After spending a couple of games and a bye week on the sidelines, Greg Carr declared himself ready to go.
The lanky Eskimos receiver figured it was better to be safe than sorry with his ankle injury.
"That's the plan — definitely," said Carr. "It's the worst feeling in the world sitting out. I've been doing everything that's asked of me as far as rehabbing it and getting game-prepared. Now, it's time to get back out there."
Carr missed his chance to play against his former teammates at CanadInns Stadium in Winnipeg last week.
"It's hard sitting out any game — I don't care if we're going to the moon," said Carr. "I just want to play. I worked so hard this off-season.
"It was hard at times, but I know it's in my best interest to get 100% rather than go out there and not play to my full potential."
An ankle injury is especially tough for a receiver, who needs to plant and cut to run effective routes.
"My ankle is feeling a lot better right now," said Carr. "At receiver, you're doing a lot a movement. Especially your lower body is doing most of the work out there, so you've really got to be able to what's asked of you Ñ coming out of breaks.
"I was living proof of that. When you try to make those cuts, your body is telling you a totally different thing. I'm glad I'm feeling a lot better and will be able to play."
With Fred Stamps off to a slow start this season, Carr could provide another target for quarterback Steven Jyles.
Carr, defensive back Weldon Brown and offensive lineman Greg Wojt are given the best chance of returning to the lineup when the Eskimos host Saskatchewan next Friday night.
Canadian receiver Tyler Scott has started working out. Import receiver Marcus Henry has an chance of coming off the nine-game list early.