WINNIPEG - It was pretty much the last thing the Bombers needed on a day full of last things the Bombers needed.
Wednesday began with last year’s leading receiver, Chris Matthews (back), and reliable long snapper Chris Cvetkovic (calf) on the sidelines at practice. It was later revealed Matthews is doubtful and Cvetkovic won’t be in the lineup when the Bombers (1-2) host the Toronto Argonauts (1-2) on Friday night at Investors Group Field.
Then, about three minutes before the end of practice, the Bombers got slammed with another bad break. Leading receiver Cory Watson caught a pass down the right sideline and gave a stiff arm to backup safety Dan West’s face mask as the latter pursued him. West shoved Watson as he went out of bounds, and Watson didn’t get up.
He eventually made his way to the locker-room, but it was with the help of trainer Al Couture and with a significant limp. He pulled his right hamstring, and it looks like there’s no chance he’ll play on Friday.
Head coach Tim Burke has never been as angry in front of the media as he was on Wednesday. He told CJOB’s Bob Irving during the radio rights holder’s exclusive daily interview immediately after practice that he would have cut West on the spot if he had someone behind him on the depth chart.