Rob Murphy to play Saturday for Argos
By Terry Koshan, QMI Agency
|Rob Murphy says he'll play on Saturday, despite a knee problem. (Jack Boland/QMI Agency)
TORONTO - Rob Murphy was back at practice on Thursday after missing Wednesday’s session with a knee problem, and it appears the Argonauts left tackle will play against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at Ivor Wynne Stadium on Saturday night.
“It’s a huge game,” Murphy said. “We have ourselves in this bind (a five-game losing streak) right now, and it has been a playoff atmosphere this week in practice. People are moving around a lot faster.”
Murphy has been absent from several practices this season for various elements but the 34-year-old scoffed at the notion that age is gaining on him.
“I could play in this league, if I wanted to, five more years,” Murphy said. “It’s not catching up to me.”
The Argos and Ticats will have to settle for the Aug. 13 Classic, as the CFL couldn’t find a way to have the teams meet in Steeltown for their annual Labour Day clash. For Murphy, it’s not a big deal.
“Any time you play there, you treat it that way anyway,” Murphy said. “Any time we go into that pit, it’s a heated rivalry. The fans are on you, the atmosphere is always the same.”