A dislocated index finger on a quarterback’s throwing hand usually would spell trouble.
But in the case of the Montreal Alouettes’ Anthony Calvillo, it might have no affect at all on his performance against the Argonauts on Saturday night.
“You would think (that it would), but who knows?” Argos head coach Jim Barker said. “They’re going to say everything is fine, and not use it as an excuse. I know Anthony would never use it as an excuse. If a finger is dislocated, he will tape it up. He is a warrior and he will play.”
Calvillo suffered the injury in a 30-26 victory against the Saskatchewan Roughriders last week. During practice in the past few days, Calvillo tried using a receiver’s glove. But he discarded it, saying that taping his finger instead gave him a better feel for the football.
Argos QB Cleo Lemon, meanwhile, will enter the game with nothing to worry about health-wise, but there will be other concerns.
“They do a lot of things differently (on defence),” Lemon said. “They are the most consistent team in the league. If we can match the intensity, come out mistake-free, I think we are going to give ourselves a chance to win in the fourth quarter.”