Argos' Huntley out for final two games

TERRY KOSHAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:15 PM ET

TORONTO - Kevin Huntley has sacked himself.

The Argonauts defensive tackle, who leads the Boatmen with nine sacks, said on Wednesday he will not play in the club’s final two regular-season games as he recovers from a shoulder injury.

Huntley wants to be as healthy as possible for the Argonauts’ playoff game on Nov. 14.

“I won’t be playing in the next two weeks, and it’s disappointing and frustrating,” Huntley said.

“I want to play, but it is bigger than me and what I want to do. I asked my defensive counterparts because the decision I make affects the whole team. I love playing the game. It hurt not being on the field in Winnipeg to experience the feeling they had to win that game and knowing they had clinched a spot in the playoffs.”

Huntley has missed two of the past three games as he deals with a labrum issue. The Argos won games both that Huntley watched.

Head coach Jim Barker doesn’t plan to rest healthy players in the final two games of the regular season, both against the Montreal Alouettes.

Running back Cory Boyd, who did not have any problems with a tender ankle during a win in Winnipeg last week, will not be shut down.

Defensive tackle Adriano Belli, on the nine-game list with a foot injury, practiced to an extent on Wednesday.

The Argos wouldn’t mind activating Belli for the playoffs, but only if he can help. Special-teamer Ryan Christian, who has been out with a broken hand, also practised.


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