Bombers coach miffed after Cory Watson hurt in practice

Winnipeg Blue Bombers slotback Cory Watson was injured during practice on Wednesday and is now...

Winnipeg Blue Bombers slotback Cory Watson was injured during practice on Wednesday and is now doubtful for Friday's game against Toronto. (BRIAN DONOGH/WINNIPEG SUN FILE PHOTO)

PAUL FRIESEN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:04 PM ET

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 yearís 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 wonít 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 Westís face mask as the latter pursued him. West shoved Watson as he went out of bounds, and Watson didnít 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 thereís no chance heíll play on Friday.

Head coach Tim Burke has never been as angry in front of the media as he was on Wednesday. He told CJOBís Bob Irving during the radio rights holderís 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.


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