Argos injuries are adding up

oronto Argonauts John Chiles reacts after missing a pass in the end zone against the Hamilton Tiger...

oronto Argonauts John Chiles reacts after missing a pass in the end zone against the Hamilton Tiger Cats. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

FRANK ZICARELLI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:32 PM ET

TORONTO - No day is complete in Argoland, it seems, without some receiver getting hurt, something that is become the norm with this snake-bitten team whose identity is its passing game.

On Friday, it was Jarred Fayson’s turn to get injured, his status for Tuesday’s kickoff against visiting Winnipeg now in doubt.

Fayson isn’t the most recognizable name on the Argos offence, but he did make one key reception down the seam last week in Montreal, an in-traffic grab that would lead to a touchdown in their 31-5 win.

Anyone glancing at the CFL’s leading receivers might notice how little Argos flavour can be found among the league’s top 20. In fact, there are only two players in Double Blue — both injured in Chad Owens and running back Anthony Coombs — among the top 20 in receiving yards.

Coombs may or may not undergo season-ending shoulder surgery, but either way, the team’s first-round pick isn’t going to be back any time soon.


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