He wasn't icing the kicker

KIRK PENTON, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 3:55 PM ET

Glenn January was lying on the exact spot that Alexis Serna was about to attempt what would turn out to be the game-winning, 48-yard field goal on Saturday when someone in the press box asked: "Why is he icing his own kicker?"

The Bomber offensive lineman was not icing his own kicker, of course. He would have instead preferred to be icing his own privates after taking an accidental shot to the groin on the previous play.

"At first there's some pretty sharp pain," January noted, "and then it slips into a dull pain."

Serna paced while the field goal unit settled into place and trainers tended to January, who was asked if the kicker was mad that he was taking so long to get out of the way.

"No, I don't think so," January said. "He was more concerned with my general health in that area."

In that area specifically?

"You'd have to ask him," January said with a smile. "He didn't specify."

January eventually got to his feet and made it to the sideline, where he watched Serna drill a 48-yarder through the uprights for the eventual winning points against the Argos.

Serna also connected from 41 yards on Saturday, making him 7-for-9 this season. He has made 18 of 21 (86%) dating back to last October. He credits snapper Chris Cvetkovic and holder Stefan LeFors for his success.

"I'm just really comfortable with them, and I feel I can make every kick with those guys because they've just been doing an awesome job with me," Serna said.

LATE HITS: The Bombers have lost six in a row at Calgary's McMahon Stadium, and their average margin of defeat was 17 points ... Bombers wide receiver Craphonso Thorpe suffered a hamstring injury on Saturday and is expected to miss one or two weeks. Adarius Bowman (hip flexor) should be back in the lineup this week to take his place. Linebacker Joe Lobendahn (shoulder) should be getting close as well ... Kelly, who called out offensive linemen Obby Khan and Kelly Bates last week, said the duo performed well on Saturday. "Much improved. Did a much better job," Kelly said. "I'm pleased that they stepped up to the challenge."

kirk.penton@sunmedia.ca


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