Calvillo: 'I feel good and plan to play Thursday' | | Official Site of the Canadian Football League

MONTREAL -- Anthony Calvillo won’t let a sore shoulder keep him out of action for very long.

One day after going for an MRI to get a better look at a sore shoulder, Calvillo was back at practice with his teammates.

According to the official Alouettes Twitter account, Calvillo declared himself ready to go for Thursday night’s home game against the Calgary Stampeders.

“I feel good and plan to play on Thursday,” said Calvillo.

Yesterday, Als head coach Marc Trestman announced that Calvillo’s status was up in the air for Thursday night, prompting many to believe that backup Adrian McPherson would likely get the start.

McPherson did practice with the first team offence on Tuesday, but Calvillo eventually took some reps with top unit as well.

On Monday,’s Rick Moffat said to expect Calvillo in his usual spot behind centre in Week 3.

“If there is any quarterback in the CFL who can win a game without any reps on a short week it's Calvillo," said Moffat.

"The left shoulder trouble didn't prevent him from throwing for 440 yards and that was still with uncharacteristic drops from the Als' big play receivers."

Calvillo, 39, was injured while sliding and being tackled by Brandon Collier during his team's win over the Blue Bombers on Friday.

Fan Comments
I think maybe AC wants some revenge on the Stamps. He didn't look very good against them and I'm sure that rankles. Let's hope he doesn't come back too early and maybe get injured again. Even in good overall shape, a nearly-40 athlete doesn't heal as fast as a younger athlete.
July 10, 2012 - 3:01pm
Well said. I only hope the Als D doesn't mess up too much. They have been the Als' worst ennemy since last year and almost against the BBs.
July 11, 2012 - 10:33am
Revenge is a possible motive. I can see AC starting and possibly McPherson coming in later in the game, especially if they have a healthy lead or the shoulder starts to create a problem. Giving McP first team reps keeps him ready for that scenario.
July 11, 2012 - 12:33pm