TORONTO — With their season on the line, the Toronto Argonauts will have to get by without team MOP nominee and CFL passing leader Ricky Ray.
Ray was ruled inactive by the Argos on Thursday, a day before their regular season finale against the Ottawa REDBLACKS on Nov. 7 at the Rogers Centre. The Argos need a win combined with a Hamilton loss in order to make the playoffs and also host the Eastern Division Semi-Final on Nov. 16.
The Argos’ veteran pivot leads the league in both passing yards and touchdowns and has started every game this season, up to late in last weekend’s 17-14 loss to the Montreal Alouettes. He sustained a head injury after being taken to the turf on the team’s third-last possession of the game and did not return.
Third-year quarterback Trevor Harris will make his first career CFL start in Ray’s place.
Running back Curtis Steele was also placed on the one-game injured list, while the Argos activated slotback Jason Barnes to the 46-man roster. Barnes missed the last three games.