In carrying the football against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, chances were good Joffrey Reynolds was going to run into a few former teammates. It just so happened Reynolds met two ex-Stampeders in the middle of McMahon Stadium the way bumper cars pound into each other.
On a simple draw play in the second quarter of last night's 30-21 Calgary victory over Winnipeg, Reynolds slammed into linebacker Willie Fells and was then popped by safety Wes Lysack.
A collective gasp went through the stands at McMahon. The new franchise running back went down in a heap, kicking his feet and clutching his chest. Reynolds was helped off the field and looked pretty woozy.
"I got a stinger in my neck that went through my whole body," Reynolds said.
"I couldn't feel my legs so I was trying to roll around trying to get the feeling back."
On his first play returning, the second-year Stampeder stumbled behind the line of scrimmage for a loss. He never really returned to his usual form, finishing with only 47 yards rushing on 14 carries, way below his averages this season.
"I was still kind of woozy then but as the game went on I got much better," Reynolds said.
"I don't expect to miss any time."
The running back wasn't the only Stampeder banged up in what was a busy night for trainer Pat Clayton and his staff.
Punter Burke Dales turned his planting ankle on a punt and had to get it taped up. Linebacker Scott Coe dislocated a finger, while Mike Juhasz, Jeff Pilon and Nik Lewis all missed some time with various ailments. But it appears the worst of it went to defensive back Joey Boese got banged up and left with a hamstring injury.