Status unsure for injured Bombers

KIRK PENTON -- Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 7:41 AM ET

The severity of the injuries suffered by Ron Warner and Cameron Legault were still being determined yesterday.

The Winnipeg Blue Bomber defensive tackles both went down in Saturday's 24-17 win over the Toronto Argonauts at Rogers Centre.

It's believed Warner (knee) and Legault (shoulder) are doubtful for Saturday's crucial tilt against the Montreal Alouettes.

STUFFING THE RUN: Winnipeg's opponents have gone for it on third-and-one nine times this season but have gained only five first downs.

Bombers head coach Doug Berry said it's all about the attitude of his defensive front seven.

"You're not that good at it unless you feel it," said Berry. "And if you feel you're good at it, then you got a chance to be good at it."

LIVID: Winnipeg GM Brendan Taman has already asked the CFL to review the hit that Argos DB Clifford Ivory put on Bombers SB Andrae Thurman late in Saturday's game.

The Bombers contend that Ivory hit Thurman in the back of the knees after the whistle had blown.

"After seeing the replay, it was probably worse than I originally thought," Taman said.

Bombers SB Milt Stegall blew a gasket and received an objectionable conduct penalty after yelling at referee Jake Ireland.

"I was out of place," said Stegall. "I shouldn't have ran up to the ref and yelled at him, but it's dirty. It's absolutely dirty."

Bombers head coach Doug Berry understood why Stegall was steamed, but he said his players must control their emotions.

"You can't be concerned about the individual," said Berry. "You have to be concerned about the team."

DOUBLE DUTY? Bomber P Sam Paulescu's performance against the Argos might have been inconsistent enough for Berry to let Troy Westwood do both the placekicking and the punting on Saturday against the Alouettes.

Berry has said he needs to see consistency from Westwood in practice, but Paulescu had only a 38-yard average Saturday and shanked one that travelled only 12 yards at a critical juncture late in the game.

CFL teams will usually keep an American punter only if he can really boom the ball. Paulescu, 22, hasn't done that consistently in his first two games.

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS: The last time the Bombers had a three-game winning streak was in September 2004. Incorrect information appeared in yesterday's Sun.


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