Thursday, November 15, 2012
TATE OUT FOR WESTERN FINAL
Tate showed up to practice with a cast on his throwing arm, and it was announced he will miss Sunday's CFL West final against B.C., and the Grey Cup if Calgary manages to advance to the title game.
Tate had an MRI and a CT scan Tuesday when the small fracture was discovered.
Kevin Glenn will start for Calgary against the Lions in Vancouver.
"We won 10 out of the last 12. Kevin started eight of those wins so we'll just move on,'' Stampeders coach John Hufnagel said.
Tate is coming off a resilient performance in Calgary's CFL West semifinal.
He overcame a helmet-to-helmet hit in the first half and led the Stampeders to a 36-30 victory over Saskatchewan.
Tate says the injury happened in the third quarter of Sunday's game. It's the latest setback in an injury-plagued campaign for Tate, who missed 14 games in the regular season with a shoulder injury.
"One door closes. Another opens and the opportunity is now Kevin's,'' Tate said. "Kevin will take advantage of it and I think our team will respond.
"I guess 2012 just wasn't my year.''
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