Durie injury should not happen

FRANK ZICARELLI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:35 AM ET

TORONTO - It’s bad enough Rogers Centre treats the Argos like second-class citizens, providing dates that make no sense, in part because the building is more concerned with making as much money as possible.

Maybe Andre Durie should have broken his shoulder, forcing the Argos to launch a lawsuit because what happened Thursday night should never happen again, an incident that could have been a lot more serious.

It may yet depending on what doctors discover with Durie, who slipped along a concrete section in the corner of the endzone, an area that’s about five yards away from the playing field.

“I’d like to put in a little request,” said Durie, who would laugh at the notion of adding more protective carpeting. “When you put your cleats on it, it’s like ice skating.

“It could be dangerous.”

It should result in long overdue change, perhaps convince the people at Rogers Centre to provide even the basic support for a tenant that isn’t exactly a money maker.

“I slipped on the concrete and I tried to save myself,’’ said Durie. “I tweaked something in my shoulder.”

The play happened in the first quarter, meaning the York product played three quarters with a banged up shoulder.

More on Durie’s status is expected to be known on Friday.


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