Argos' man of Steele eager for big chance

Curtis Steele lugs the ball during an Argos workout at Erindale College. Steele takes over as the...

Curtis Steele lugs the ball during an Argos workout at Erindale College. Steele takes over as the Double Blue's prime running back with Chad Kackert out up to six weeks. (Ernest Doroszuk/QMI Agency)

TERRY KOSHAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:14 PM ET

TORONTO - The text that had Curtis Steele’s smartphone buzzing late last Friday night was succinct.

“It’s your time to carry the load,” the short message said.

The sender was Chad Kackert, the Argonauts’ No. 1 running back. Kackert had just suffered a right knee injury in the Argos’ road victory against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, and had an idea it would keep him out off the roster for a considerable amount of time.

That was confirmed this week when the Argos placed Kackert on the one-game injured list, though head coach Scott Milanovich said that the injury could keep him on the sidelines for up to six weeks.

“It felt really good, man,” Steele, who didn’t make the trip to Winnipeg, said of Kackert’s text.

“Sometimes, in an organization, you don’t have that relationship between running backs, a good friendship. But Kack, since Day 1 when I got here, has been a really good guy toward me. He has given me a lot of tips and pointers.

“We hang out.


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