Boyd: I'll play against Bombers

TERRY KOSHAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:05 PM ET

TORONTO - Cory Boyd has no intention of missing what has become the Argonauts' biggest game of the season.

Despite a tender left ankle, a condition that caused Boyd to miss the majority of reps at practice on Wednesday, the star running back said he will play on Saturday afternoon in Winnipeg versus the Blue Bombers.

“I know I will be ready for Saturday,” Boyd said. “It’s coming along. It’s still a little sore, a little stiff. But that is being worked out with rehab, countless hours of it. It’s not like a head injury. I can take some Advil or something if it is bothering me.”

Boyd leads the Canadian Football League with 1,205 rushing yards and has been the bright light in an otherwise dismal Argos offence. During a loss against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats last Friday, Boyd rolled on the ankle, but said it’s neither sprained nor strained.

“It’s stiffness right now,” Boyd said. “No ligament damage, no breaks, no chips, just a lot of soreness.”

Argos head coach Jim Barker’s team is on the cusp of clinching a playoff berth, but no thoughts have been given to shutting down Boyd, who also has suffered three concussions this season.

“We don’t look at things that way,” Barker said. “We have to get our football team ready, and if he can play, he will play.”

The prognosis is not as good for defensive end Kevin Huntley, who indicated he will not play against the Blue Bombers because of a shoulder injury. Huntley missed a game two weeks ago, but suited up versus Hamilton. Barker said a final decision on Huntley’s immediate future will be made on Thursday.

Meanwhile, the Argos on Wednesday added defensive tackle Matthias Askew to the practice roster.


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