Tremblay ponders retirement

MIKE KOREEN -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 9:26 AM ET

Promising Argos receiver Jean-Frederic Tremblay is contemplating retirement after suffering the latest in a long string of injuries.

Tremblay, who has had numerous problems with his left hamstring, tore his right hamstring Monday during a 33-30 loss against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and has been placed on the injured list.

"I'm not thinking of a game (to return) right now, I'm just thinking if I want to still play football," the second-year pro said. "I'm tired and football has always been the only thing. It's been the centre of my universe for 14 years now. When I say centre of the universe, it's just football. But I don't know. I'll see how it goes. I'll take the week to analyze everything."

A first-round pick last year, Tremblay, 25, played just one game last season and then had another injury setback in the off-season, forcing him to mist the first four games this year.

Tremblay, who also suffered a minor elbow injury Monday, hurt his hamstring on the second play of the game. He played through pain in the first half, but it got worse and worse.

"It's unbelievable, I'm overwhelmed," he said.

"It's not about money at all, it's more like if I still have a passion for football and the will to continue to do this ... I'll be honest. My attitude three years ago was a lot better. I kept telling myself I'll be fine. I've been working hard, but I just don't know if my body is right for the sport."

Offensive lineman Mark Moroz, the Argos' other first rounder from last year, was released last week and has signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

AWARDING EXCELLENCE

Argos quarterback Damon Allen was named the CFL's offensive player of the month for August yesterday, while return specialist Bashir Levingston earned the special teams player of the month honour.


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