Kennedy is ready to step in

BRUCE GARRIOCH -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 7:27 AM ET

Darnell Kennedy welcomes a second chance at being No. 1.

Kennedy, who replaced starting quarterback Kerry Joseph earlier this season when the latter suffered a foot injury, will again be handed the reins when Ottawa travels to Hamilton this Friday.

Joseph suffered a season-ending collarbone injury during the Renegades' 32-25 loss to Saskatchewan.

"I just want to go in there and get the job done," said Kennedy, who started three straight games for Joseph.

"I got the butterflies out of the way as far as being a starter goes the last time I had to step in there."

Kennedy is now fully recovered from an ankle injury he experienced while filling in for Joseph earlier this season and he's looking forward to being at the controls once again.

"This time I feel completely healthy and I'm going to get a chance to see what I can do when I'm feeling 100%," said Kennedy.

Coach Joe Paopao maintained the team is confident in Kennedy's abilities.

"He's got the experience, he's done the job before and he's just got to step in there and make the plays," said Paopao.

"He can do some good things. He has to. We don't have any other choice at this point."

Joseph, meanwhile, said he won't require surgery as a result of the collarbone injury.

"All I can do is just rest it," he said.

EXTRA POINTS: 'Gades OL Val St. Germain, troubled by an ankle sprain suffered in Saturday's 32-25 loss to the Roughriders, didn't take part in the light practice. He's going to be held out of the workouts all week, but hasn't been ruled out for the Hamilton game. OL Mike Sutherland, who has been out six weeks with a high ankle sprain, is ready to return and will be in if St. Germain can't play. OL Obby Khan will likely start.


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