Argonauts should take time with QB Ricky Ray

Zach Collaros (17) works out with fellow Argos QBs Trevor Harris, Mitchell Gale and Josh Portis....

Zach Collaros (17) works out with fellow Argos QBs Trevor Harris, Mitchell Gale and Josh Portis. Collaros will get the call to start against B.C., if Ricky Ray's left knee keeps him out. (TORONTO SUN/FILES)

FRANK ZICARELLI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:44 PM ET

TORONTO - The ball must be placed in Zach Collaros’ hands as the Argos deal with football life minus their star quarterback.

Ricky Ray’s status remains one of those nebulous day-to-day propositions that speaks to the secretive world of pro football, where no hand gets played until it’s absolutely necessary.

Ray’s knee injury — which he suffered late in last Friday’s victory in Winnipeg — isn’t as severe as last season’s setback, when he and starting centre Jeff Keeping bumped into each other on a harmless play in Montreal that kept the quarterback out of action for a month.

In Ray’s absence last year, the Argos turned to veteran Jarious Jackson, who managed a game plan in Winnipeg during an Argos win, only to get exposed during a home stand when virtually no downfield plays could be executed.


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