Todd Lowber couldn't understand why other players -- or what he thought were other players -- would not let him up after he was tackled hard during the third quarter of the Argos' pre-season loss against the Montreal Alouettes on Wednesday night.
"All I remember is trying to get up thinking I was under the pile, but I did not realize it was the medical staff trying to help me," Lowber said as he watched his teammates practise yesterday. "I was a little scared they would not allow me to move."
Lowber suffered a concussion when he was crunched by the Alouettes' Chris Jennings and Doug Goldsby and will be out indefinitely.
He was knocked out cold and spent about 15 minutes lying on the field before he was taken off on a stretcher. Lowber, whom the Argos are counting on to be a deep threat at receiver, then spent several hours at St. Michael's Hospital undergoing tests before he was allowed to leave.
"It was a great hit, part of football," Lowber said.
"They found me and I just need to protect myself better. I thought I had an opening and it closed very fast."
Receiver Tyler Scott hasn't taken long to get on the good side of coach Bart Andrus.
Scott, a native of Windsor who played at Western Ontario before catching 19 passes for 309 yards as a rookie with the Argos last season, is going to get a big chance to be a main cog in the Argos' offence.
"We rank our guys after every live situation and he came out very high on the rankings from the game (against Montreal)," Andrus said.
"I see him becoming a staple in the offence. He (made plays) fast, and when he had the opportunity he made plays."
Scott said his confidence ebbed and flowed in 2008 as the Argos struggled, but knows it was a good learning experience.
"Confidence is the biggest thing when you are a receiver," Scott said. "If the coaches have it in you, then you have tons in yourself. It wobbled a bit last year.
"I'm going to be motioning in more this year (on routes) and I feel more comfortable doing that."