Wil­liams added to Stamps’ MASH unit

Re­turner joins in­jured re­ceivers, writes

Calgary Herald - - SPORTS - Danny Austin. daustin@post­media.com www.twit­ter.com/Dan­nyAustin_9

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.

Yes, se­ri­ously.

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.

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