Bombers forced to contend with quick turnaround

KIRK PENTON, QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 9:45 PM ET

Glenn January and Al Couture have a running joke they usually bring out once a week.

January, the Bombers left tackle, will text Couture, Winnipeg’s trainer, after each game to say he feels sore and is concerned he might have a serious injury.

“He says, ‘Where are you sore?’ I say all over. I feel like I was in a car accident,” January said. “And he’ll reply, ‘You were … 160 times.’ That’s the kind of impact you take during a game. It’s almost like a collision, a car crash. Your neck hurts, everything hurts.”

It feels even worse two days after each game.

“It’s called DOMS, or delayed onset muscle soreness for high-level athletes like me,” January said, a little tongue in cheek. “The second day is always worse, so that’s when a short week really hurts. You just have to view it as an opportunity to fight through adversity, and you have to do everything possible to make sure your body’s recuperated and fresh going in.”



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