Ar­gos cross fin­gers as Ray’s shoul­der in­jury as­sessed

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

TORONTO — The Toronto Arg­onauts con­tin­ued as­sess­ing quar­ter­back Ricky Ray’s right shoul­der in­jury Fri­day and ex­pect to know his sta­tus when they re­con­vene Sun­day.

Ray, 37, was in­jured in the third quar­ter of Toronto’s 41-24 home loss to the Cal­gary Stam­ped­ers on Thurs­day night. When he got to the side­line, Ray tried throw­ing a foot­ball but was in vis­i­ble dis­com­fort.

Backup Cody Fa­jardo re­placed Ray for the re­main­der of the con­test. Ray fin­ished 15-of-26 pass­ing for 139 yards and a TD, the first time this sea­son he hadn’t thrown for over 300 yards in a game.

“Just a lit­tle sore,” Ray said af­ter the game, Toronto’s third in 11 nights. “I took a shot in the (right) arm there, and it was aching a bit.”

Ray has been sacked a CFL-high 20 times this sea­son.

The in­jury is def­i­nitely a con­cern for the Ar­gos, as Ray missed 15 games in 2015 re­cov­er­ing from off-sea­son shoul­der surgery.

Toronto (3-4) re­turns to ac­tion next Fri­day, vis­it­ing the Mon­treal Alou­ettes (2-4) to open a home­and-home se­ries. The two teams re­turn to BMO Field on Aug. 19.

NATHAN DENETTE, THE CANA­DIAN PRESS

Ricky Ray is sacked on Thurs­day.

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