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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

GETZLAF LEAVES PRACTICE

Photo by Carm Carteri
The 0-8 Saskatchewan Roughriders were dealt another blow on Wednesday when veteran receiver Chris Getzlaf left the field with a leg injury.

Getzlaf missed Saturday's 34-31 loss to Calgary with a foot injury and it appears Wednesday's setback was related to that.

"All I know is he'll be out for this game," said Rider coach Corey Chamblin after the workout.  "I don't know the length of time he'll be out.  We wanted to see today if he could play this week but it didn't react the way he wanted it to.  It reacted negatively so he'll be out this week."

That means for a second-straight week Getzlaf will be replaced by rookie receiver Alex Carroll.  The Queen's product says it's tough to see a teammate and friend go down, but it's time for him to step up.

"Yeah for sure," Carroll admitted.  "You gotta feel bad when a guy goes down or can't play.  All the same it's my opportunity and my chance to shine.  I have to make the most of it."

The Riders visit the 4-4 Ottawa RedBlacks Sunday at 2:00.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Shoulda kept Pidchalski!! Less $$ beter shape. Getzlaf is known to other players as "part time" due to his lack of effort at practise.

Anonymous said...

Who cares. We'll be 0-9 after Sunday with or without Getzlaugh

Anonymous said...

Getz always has a big game against Calgary. Missed that one so its time to let the rookies see if they can play. Alex Carrol looks like a keeper. Whats that old saying or curse? Oh ya..."may you live in interesting times" BINGO LOL

Anonymous said...

Ha ha Ya. Should of kept "Pidchalski" lol. Whoever that is. He is sure lighting it up in the YOW EH!

Anonymous said...

Time for the youth movement

Anonymous said...

Old and brittle team .... very old, very brittle.

Anonymous said...

Nice comment anon. Kick a guy when he is down. Talk about class. NOT

Anonymous said...

Only in Saskatchewan would you hear,
"Don't taste the gravey before you make it."
Ha ha ha ha those prairie flatland "bum"kins funny.
Coach Jauque on QBs Smith/Glenn.

Anonymous said...

Why bring these guys back when they are not compltely healed. They said this injury was related to the previous one.SO WHY DID THEY LET HIM PRACTICE .

Anonymous said...

On Sportscage - everyone knows and agrees that the defense is the problem !!!!!

Who is the DC ???

Who is the HC ????

WEll its the same person - Corey Chamblin

When will people admit that he is responsible and the problem. Corey Chamblin should have been fired long ago and on any other team he would be long gone. WHY are people so scared to admit that he has got to go.

SK Oiler Fan said...

So much for getting something for Getzlaf before the trade deadline. Man that guy has been hurt alot in the last 3 years. Too bad. He was impressive in his prime

Anonymous said...

Is it a pre-requisite for the host of SK's #1 sports show to act like the province's #1 d-bag? Just wonderin cuz you're doing a helluva job!


Anonymous said...


Who is this Pidchalski guy? Is this the same guy who was cut by Coach Chamberlain at the start of the season?

steve said...

No big deal, he is a has been and perhaps a never was. Time for more dependable younger players.

Anonymous said...

Because the guys on the Sports Cage know there is no one that can step in and replace him at this point, plus the players are still going all out for him - those that are not injured in any event.

Anonymous said...

Anyone could step in for Chamblin and go 'ofer'

The Woz said...

Yes if it were not for penalties resulting in four tds being brought back Getz would be leading the league. Geez I wonder why we kept that old bum......

Anonymous said...

Big deal its on the sliders nobody cares because they are the worst team in football just like old times

Anonymous said...

GO PATS GO!

Anonymous said...

I'm sure Alex Anthony is still available ....... lol

Anonymous said...

Maybe he would not have got the four TD's if not for the penalties in the first place?

Anonymous said...

Alex Anthony can't be available. Roddy assured us that someone would pick him up very soon.