Shockmain hurt

MIKE ZEISBERGER -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 9:55 AM ET

Hobbling through the victorious Argos dressing room on crutches, Shockmain Davis was all too aware that revenge comes with a price.

Yes, the Argos' 31-6 victory over the Montreal Alouettes was sweet last night, making up for the 31-7 loss to those same Als two weeks ago in a game in which the Toronto offence failed to cross midfield.

But a devastating right knee injury suffered by Davis last night took some of the shine off the win, especially since the Argos could not afford another injury to an already depleted receiving corps.

With Robert Baker recently booted off the team and Andre Talbot out with a abdominal problem, quarterback Damon Allen lost another weapon with the news that Davis will be out four to six weeks.

That is the best case scenario. Coach Mike (Pinball) Clemons fears Davis might be gone for the season.

"I hope not," Davis said.

"I really do."

The Davis injury aside, the Argos' offence was far more efficient than the unit that was humiliated in Montreal.

Allen and running back John Avery, both nursing injuries at the time, were spectators for that game. Both were on the field last night, however, and their impact paid huge dividends.

With offensive co-ordinator Kent Austin having been fired after that debacle two weeks ago, general manager Adam Rita took over the job. One of his first decisions was allowing Allen to call his own plays, resulting in back-to-back wins.

Avery, meanwhile, was a force all night, rushing for 94 yards and a touchdown.

As for the Als, quarterback Anthony Calvillo suffered his worst game of the season, tossing five interceptions.

"It was just a bad night," he said. "My mechanics were bad and the ball just seemed to be coming out of there high on several of the picks.

"We'll survive this. We're still 7-2 and in first place."


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