Argos' Miles can see return

Tony Miles, who has been out of the Argos lineup since fracturing his left ankle at B.C. Place on...

Tony Miles, who has been out of the Argos lineup since fracturing his left ankle at B.C. Place on Aug. 27, hopes to make his return Saturday in Calgary against the Stampeders. (Toronto Sun/David Lucas)

MIKE KOREEN -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 8:27 AM ET

The Argos are ready to give Tony Miles the green light.

The Argos wide receiver, who fractured his left ankle during a game on Aug. 27 at B.C. Place, expects to return to the lineup Saturday in Calgary against the Stampeders.

"(Coach Pinball Clemons) hasn't told me it's my week, but I feel good," said Miles, the Argos' top receiver last season. "I'm ready to roll."

Clemons, who watched Miles take reps yesterday for the first time since the injury, seems to believe the second-year Argo is good to go. Miles practised with the offensive starters yesterday and looked just fine.

"We're very hopeful," Clemons said.

Miles, who has missed the past five games, was in the Argos dressing room twice a day for treatment before he started to run last week. He said he had no problem getting up to speed when running on the field.

"I'm around full speed," he said. "I can cut and I can stop. I just have to go out there and work on my hands a little bit."

Assuming Miles gets activated, he's expected to take tight end Johnnie Mitchell's place in the lineup.

Not being able to help his team while rehabbing, Miles said, was painful.

"At first, it wasn't that tough because I was hurt bad and I really couldn't do anything," he said. "As time went on and I saw my guys competing out there. I wanted to be out there with them. It got tougher and tougher.

"I've never had anything like this before. I'm not a good patient because I like to run. When I can't run, I'm not good out there. I just had to be patient and the training staff did a good job saying, 'slow down, slow down'. I always wanted to push it, but I took it real easy. Hopefully, it's going to pay off."

ARGO NOTE

Argos kicker Noel Prefontaine was named CFL special teams player of the week after nailing six field goals in a 22-16 win over the B.C. Lions on Monday, while defensive end Jonathon Brown was named lineman of the week for his four-sack performance. It was the fourth time in the past five weeks an Argo has won the special teams award.


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