Logan hopes to be ready for East final

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:06 AM ET

WINNIPEG - Ian Logan woke up one morning early last week thinking he had the flu. The next day, the nausea had been replaced with localized pain in his lower abdomen. That’s when he knew he wasn’t dealing with a bug. Twenty-four hours later, his appendix had been removed from his body before it burst. Now, a week later, the Bomber safety is healthy enough to work out, and he hopes to be back on the field for the East Final on Nov. 20. “It feels good,” Logan said. “Honestly, the recovery has been a lot better than I expected.” Logan is going to see the doctor on Thursday. BEING A FAN: LaPolice said he won’t be watching too closely when the Hamilton Tiger-Cats battle the Montreal Alouettes on Sunday for the right to visit Winnipeg and meet the Bombers in the East Final on Nov. 20. Game plans will already be in place for both potential opponents, and the official game film won’t get to Winnipeg until 11:30 on Sunday night. The coaching staff will really get to work bright and early Monday morning. LaPolice, therefore, plans to make Sunday as relaxing as possible. “It’s a day to hang with your players and your family and enjoy the process of just seeing who you’re going to play,” LaPolice said. The coach said he is going to guard against putting too much into the game plan, noting it’s best to go with what has already been successful. SIMPLE PLAN: Bomber cornerback Jovon Johnson sold the Grey Cup ring he won with the Roughriders in 2007 because he didn’t feel he was a true part of the organization. Winnipeg head coach Paul LaPolice, who was Saskatchewan’s receivers coach that year and still has the ring to show for it, was surprised to learn that news on Wednesday. “He doesn’t have it anymore?” LaPolice asked. “Well, let’s get him a new one.” LATE HITS: If Jovon Johnson can win the CFL’s defensive player of the year award this year, he would be the first Bomber to capture the honour since Greg Battle did it in 1991 … The Bombers will practise on Thursday morning at the indoor soccer complex on the University of Manitoba campus and then get the weekend off.

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