Key cog missing?

KIRK PENTON -- Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 11:39 AM ET

TORONTO -- The defensive line that has played so well lately for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers could be missing a key cog during Saturday's huge battle with the Montreal Alouettes.

Ron Warner, who had four tackles in Winnipeg's 24-17 win over the Toronto Argonauts yesterday afternoon, injured his left knee in the fourth quarter and is doubtful for the clash with the Als, according to GM Brendan Taman.

Warner, however, said that he will be in the lineup on Saturday.

Non-import Jon Oosterhuis replaced Warner at his tackle position and recorded his first career sack when he dropped Spergon Wynn.

STUNNING: Toronto had only eight rushing yards yesterday, which means Winnipeg has allowed an unbelievably low 122 yards on the ground through four games.

CONSISTENCY: Bombers QB Kevin Glenn displayed great poise, quick feet and smart decision-making yesterday in leading his team to the win.

His stoic face in the locker-room, however, was no different than it was last year when the team lost 13 games.

"Don't get me wrong: I'm happy. I'm very happy," said Glenn. "I just may express it a little differently than other people.

"But it's a long season. I've been up here six years, and I've seen a lot of stuff happen.

"... The Grey Cup isn't won now. It's won over the course of a season."

ONE TOUGH COOKIE: Bombers KR Albert Johnson III took out an Argos cheerleader while returning a kick in the first half yesterday.

After getting pushed out of bounds, Johnson knocked down an advertising sign and then sent the cheerleader tumbling backwards.

"I tried to slow myself down, but I don't know, I guess I'm fast in the air, too," he said.

Johnson admired her toughness.

"She took it like a champ, though," he said. "That was amazing. I think she set the standard for the rest of the cheerleaders in the league. Get in the weight room."

BY THE NUMBERS: The last time the Bombers had a three-game winning streak was in 2003, when they won five straight between Aug. 2 and Sept. 7 ... The Argos put together 320 yards of total offence yesterday after managing just 72 in a 16-9 loss to Winnipeg two weeks ago ... The Bombers improved to 2-12 in their 14 road games ... The Bombers allowed their first two passing touchdowns of the season yesterday ... Bombers SB Shockmain Davis, who replaced Quentin McCord on the roster this week, had two catches for 33 yards ... Bombers P Sam Paulescu had a 38-yard average, including a dismal 12-yard effort in the fourth that could have proven costly ... Winnipeg has already clinched the three-game season series against Toronto.

AND FINALLY: Taman expects to have an update on Bombers LB Kyries Hebert tomorrow. Hebert, who can't get into the country due to legal problems, is waiting in a Grand Forks, N.D., hotel room.


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