Cavil's debut painful

KIRK PENTON -- Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 12:25 PM ET

Kwame Cavil's debut with the WInnipeg Blue Bombers ended painfully.

The veteran CFL slotback, who was acquired from the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Aug. 18, broke his ankle in the third quarter of Friday's loss to the Toronto Argonauts and will miss four to six weeks.

Cavil made a good impression before getting hurt, hauling in a five-yard touchdown toss from Mike Quinn in the second quarter.

The Bombers won't need to find another receiver, though, as slotback Milt Stegall, who has missed three games with cracked ribs, is expected to return for next Sunday's game against the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

The news was just as bleak for Bombers offensive lineman Matt Sheridan. The 6-foot-3, 357-pound left guard lasted only 11 plays Friday night before aggravating the groin injury that had forced him to miss the last four games. Berry said Sheridan will be out for "awhile," which likely means at least a month.

Backup safety Shawn Gallant took a shot in the neck Friday night and is expected to miss a few days of practice this week.

Defensive backs Stanford Samuels (ankle) and Anthony Malbrough (knee) are both expected to be ready for next Sunday's game, Berry said.

FAMILIAR REFRAIN: It's becoming a trend: A visiting team walks into Canad Inns Stadium, beats the Bombers, and then boasts about how they'll be back in November for the Grey Cup.

"We wanted to send a message about coming back here," Argos head coach Pinball Clemons told the Sun Media. "We introduced the offence (Friday night), and the next time we come back I'd like to introduce the defence. We always introduce the defence in the Grey Cup."

The B.C. Lions made similar noise after hammering the Bombers 32-5 at the Stadium on Aug. 10.

The Bombers have lost four straight at home and are 2-4 overall on their own turf.

LATE HITS: The Bomber offence has committed 15 turnovers in the last three games ... Berry said there "may be" another quarterback in camp this week as the team continues its quest for a bona fide backup ... The last word goes to Berry, who always looks at the bright side: "If we win the rest of our games, there's a chance we can get an East final bye. It's all in our control."


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