Argos' Allen on mend

PERRY LEFKO -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 8:25 AM ET

Damon Allen is ready to resume practising, but the veteran quarterback will likely be eased into the lineup as a backup to Michael Bishop.

Allen, who suffered a cracked left tibia in a game against Montreal Aug. 12, has been cleared by the Argos medical staff to practise again. That is consistent with the original prognosis it would take Allen six to eight weeks to recover from the injury.

FOUR-GAME STREAK

The 41-year-old Allen had been having a great season going into the Als game, and the Argos were enjoying a four-game win streak. The injury occurred in the third quarter of the game, which Toronto lost 22-10. Montreal clinched the season series since the Als beat the Argos 19-9 in the second game of the season.

Bishop won his first game as a starter and has a record of 3-2-1 as Allen's replacement. He has helped keep the Argos solidly entrenched in second place with a record of 8-5-1. Head coach Pinball Clemons stated he wants to ease Allen into the lineup rather than starting him right away.

The Argos, on a two-game win streak, resume playing this Monday at the SkyDome against B.C., which is leading the West with a 10-4.


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