Roughriders Head Coach & GM Chris Jones reported that fullback Spencer Moore suffered a broken lower leg in the loss, and will be out for an extended period. Jones says it's a huge blow to the club since Moore is one of their better players and a team leader.
Jones said that was the only "significant injury" coming out of the game.
Quarterback Darian Durant was more devastated than normal after Sunday's loss and was asked why he took it much harder than the others on this current six-game losing streak.
"To fight back the way we did (erasing a 19-3 deficit), especially where we are in the standings, it being Labour Day, it being a game we really needed and wanted to have to keep pace in the standings, for it to end on like that with a questionable call in my opinion, it sucks," Durant shrugged.
Durant was alluding to the last-minute Pass Interference penalty on Rider defensive back Justin Cox which negated an interception. Had the pick stood, the Riders might've had a shot to win the game in regulation or at least force overtime.
"Again that's just one play of many," Jones said. "If we think that that's the only thing that caused us to lose the game, that's inaccurate. The things that we can control is how we coach it and how we play it. That's what we're gonna concentrate on and hopefully things will be balanced up in the future."
Cox called the referee's decision a "bad call" after the game and on Tuesday, the rookie from Mississippi State said he hasn't heard from the CFL regarding a fine for his comment. He seemed surprised at the question.
Chris Jones was also asked if newly-signed defensive tackle Khalif Mitchell will be ready to play in Saturday's Banjo Bowl at Winnipeg (2:00 pm kickoff Sask Time, TSN, CKRM Radio Network). Jones said it's too soon to tell.
In an unrelated story, we learned on Tuesday that CFL Commissioner Jeffrey L. Orridge will not be attending the Plaza of Honor induction dinner on September 16. It was a mutual decision between Orridge and the football club. Orridge was scheduled to be a part of the program that evening.
Orridge has been underfire from the Rider Nation after a barrage of fines from the CFL and perceived officiating injustices in some of the team's recent games.