Argos lose Allen to hand injury

PERRY LEFKO -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 8:21 AM ET

The Argos quarterback Damon Allen broke the middle finger on his throwing hand below the knuckle when falling to the turf on Toronto's third play of the first series yesterday against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at the Rogers Centre.

The 42-year-old immediately knew something was wrong with the finger, which was pointing sideways. He tried to move it back into place, but X-rays later confirmed he had broken the finger and will be sidelined from four to six weeks.

"They're going to pin it and I'm still going to be able to move my fingers, but from there you just have to wait until it mends," Allen said.

"It's a fluke injury. I had a good training camp and was looking forward to this year and you miss a few games because you broke your finger."

He broke his non-throwing hand while playing with the B.C. Lions in 2001 and only missed two weeks after he had surgery to insert a plate, pins and screws.


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