MONTREAL — Bryan Crawford will be back where he belongs on Sunday afternoon.
The Argonauts will get a large boost on special teams when Crawford returns from an adductor injury that caused him to miss the past two games, including the East semifinal victory in Hamilton, his home town.
“It gives us that leader out there who knows and has seen it all,” Argos head coach Jim Barker said. “Bryan is as good a special teams player as there is in this league, so having him back is important for us.”
Crawford, the Argos’ special teams captain, led the Canadian Football League during the regular season with 27 special teams tackles. And co-ordinator Mike O’Shea’s group will get another boost as Ryan Christian, who has recovered from a broken hand, has been activated from the nine-game injured list.
To make room for Crawford and Christian on the active roster, Delroy Clarke and Jeff Johnson have been put on the injured list.
“I could not have played last week if I wanted to, and that probably was the hardest thing I had to do in my career,” Crawford said. “It was difficult to not be a part of it.”