As the knee twists

Blue Bombers QB Kevin Glenn vows to play this weekend after suffering a knee injury. (Sun...

Blue Bombers QB Kevin Glenn vows to play this weekend after suffering a knee injury. (Sun Media/Jason Halstead)

KIRK PENTON -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 11:12 AM ET

Welcome to the first instalment of a series entitled: How Is Kevin Glenn's Right Knee Doing?

Running all week, this six-story special will focus solely on the Winnipeg Blue Bomber quarterback's joint, which got strained when he landed on it awkwardly in the third quarter of the Blue and Gold's 34-4 thumping of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Saturday night.

Here's a rundown of the pieces that will appear about the man who is being touted as a Most Outstanding Player Award candidate and has the Bombers tied with the B.C. Lions for the best record in the CFL at 7-3-1:

- Today -- The Day After: Uncertainty Reigns.

- Tomorrow -- The Doctor's Report.

- Wednesday -- Practise: Will He or Won't He?

- Thursday -- Glenn Watches/Participates in Practice.

- Friday -- Knee Brace: A QB's Best Friend?

- Saturday -- Glenn/Dinwiddie Ready for Argos.

- - -

Glenn shuffled slowly off the plane in Winnipeg yesterday and reiterated that he will play Sunday in Toronto against the Argos ... probably. That vow, however, has been made -- and gone unfulfilled -- by many a pro athlete over the years.

"It's one of those things where you gotta wait and see," Glenn said. "Right now it feels all right.

"I doubt (there is damage), but I'm not a doctor. So the medical staff, once they take further assessment of it, then we'll see. You'll have more answers. But right now I'm walking on it. It feels fine.

"Anybody who just played a game and took a two-hour plane ride back is going to be stiff. Your whole body's going to be sore."

Glenn, who leads the CFL with 3,286 passing yards, was planning to get treatment yesterday afternoon and then have the doctor take a closer look at his knee either last night or today.

Glenn is perturbed that the injury could be a speed bump in what has been a spectacular season for him so far, but he believes he will get good news from the doctors.

"I'm kind of annoyed, but I know that it's OK," he said. "It'd be different if it felt like before when I've had injuries in my knee, where I knew there was something wrong with it.

"I'm more positive about this one, because it doesn't feel like there's anything wrong it."

Bombers head coach Doug Berry was cautiously optimistic as well, although he didn't rule out the possibility of Glenn missing some action.

"I was able to see on TV replays the contact, and it was good to see there wasn't any bending, twisting or that type of thing to the knee," Berry said. "Hopefully the damage is negligible and the time that he misses, if any, will be minimal."

The Bombers were 0-4 last season in games that Glenn either missed or left early because of injury.

If Glenn isn't able to suit up Sunday at Rogers Centre, backup Ryan Dinwiddie will get the call. Dinwiddie completed seven of 11 passes for 95 yards and guided the Bombers to three points in 26 minutes of action after Glenn went down.

Berry has proclaimed all season that he has confidence in Dinwiddie, but he won't err on the side of caution if Glenn is cleared to play. The Bombers lead the Montreal Alouettes by three points atop the East Division with seven games to go, and Glenn is the motor that has made the offensive engine purr.

"I just don't see that it's going to be a major thing where we're going to be missing him for four weeks like we did a year ago," Berry said. "If it's determined that it's best for him to sit out by the medical staff, then that's the way it'll be.

"Certainly from my perspective, as a coach, if they're telling me he's ready to play, Kevin Glenn is going to be our quarterback."


Videos

Photos