Calvillo expected to sit again

Injured Montreal Alouettes quarterback Anthony Calvillo calls a play from the bench against the...

Injured Montreal Alouettes quarterback Anthony Calvillo calls a play from the bench against the B.C. Lions. (REUTERS/Shaun Best)

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Toronto - Montreal Alouettes quarterback Anthony Calvillo will likely not play in his club's next game with the Hamilton Tiger- Cats on Saturday.

TSN of Canada and CFL.ca both reported on Tuesday that while Calvillo is expected to get one more week of rest with a chest injury, back-up Adrian McPherson will come off the injured list to take over under center.

Calvillo was removed from Montreal's 39-17 rout of Winnipeg at Molson Stadium with a bruised sternum three weeks ago, 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.

He sat out the Als' next game, a 38-17 loss in Montreal to the B.C. Lions which saw starter Chris Leak removed due to injury and Ricky Santos finish the contest.

Alouettes head coach Marc Trestman also ruled Leak out for the tilt, after he underwent an MRI but still felt sore, according to TSN.

According to the league site, Santos is slated to back up McPherson.


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