Calvillo rules self out for B.C. game

Alouettes quarterback Anthony Calvillo wipes his face on the bench during a game against the...

Alouettes quarterback Anthony Calvillo wipes his face on the bench during a game against the Argonauts in Toronto, Ontario on August 14, 2010. (MARK BLINCH/Reuters)

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TORONTO - Montreal Alouettes quarterback Anthony Calvillo will not play on September 3 against the British Columbia Lions.

TSN of Canada and CFL.ca both reported on Friday that Calvillo ruled himself out for the game, with the latter revealing he did so after experiencing pain in his chest following practice.

Calvillo was removed from the Als’ previous game, a 39-17 rout of Winnipeg at Molson Stadium with a bruised sternum, suffered when he fell on the football after Bombers linebacker Odell Willis leveled him with a crushing hit on a sack.

The veteran signal-caller was removed from the game on a stretcher and taken to a local hospital for examination and evaluation. He was kept an extra night due to the unexpected seriousness of the injury, but released to rest at home.

Chris Leak is expected to get the start, with former University of New Hampshire standout Ricky Santos as the back-up.


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