Williams added to Stamps’ MASH unit
Returner joins injured receivers, writes
As if it wasn’t bad enough that the Calgary Stampeders receiving corps has been absolutely decimated, now the team has lost its primary kick returner.
A day after Stamps head coach Dave Dickenson praised the work Terry Williams put in against the Montreal Alouettes, he announced bad news.
“Terry, unfortunately he went in and had an X-ray and he has to do an MRI on his wrist,” Dickenson said. “At this stage, not looking good.”
In Williams’ place, the Stamps (12-2) will slot Romar Morris into the lineup for Saturday’s West Division matchup with the B.C. Lions (7-7).
Morris started at the position two games ago against the Toronto Argonauts and returned seven punts for 69 yards. He can do the job.
But the team is teetering on the brink of trouble.
In addition to Williams, the Stamps also confirmed they’ll be without the services of Troy Stoudermire, likely for the rest of the season due to a torn MCL. Marken Michel was also added to the six-game injured list this week.
All three were options for returning kicks, so an injury to Morris would force the team to look way down its depth chart for another option.
This doesn’t even include the fact that their No. 1 option heading into the season was supposed to be Roy Finch, who retired after getting arrested in Oklahoma.
It should be noted, however, that the Stamps have only added Williams to the one-game injured list and won’t know how long his wrist will keep him sidelined until they see the results of his MRI.
Dickenson didn’t sound optimistic, though.
“Oh yeah, it’s potentially longterm,” Dickenson said. “It’s an injury that we knew he was sore, but we were unable to get the imaging done until (Thursday). Ultimately, they saw something that caused concern. I feel bad for Terry because he’s working hard and he enjoys the game, but we’ll see.
“We are concerned and we’ll take it one week at a time.”
This week, it’ll be Morris who gets the call.