THE CANADIAN PRESS
MONTREAL -- Injuries are mounting for the Montreal Alouettes, with receiver Brandon London and running back Victor Anderson the latest to join the list.
Head Coach Marc Trestman said Tuesday that London has will have surgery to repair an injured meniscus in a knee suffered in a 24-12 win at Toronto on Sunday. He expects the lanky receiver to be out of action for four-to-six weeks.
Anderson suffered a concussion and will sit out a game Saturday at Saskatchewan.
The offence was already missing its leading receiver S.J. Green, who may be ready to return next week, and running back Brandon Whitaker, who is gone for the season with a knee injury. They are also missing kick returner Trent Guy with a concussion.
The good news for Trestman was that linebacker Marc-Olivier Brouillette will be able to play, although he'll be wearing a cast on a fractured wrist. And receiver Eric Deslauriers, who had sore ribs, is also ready.
The fifth-year coach is down to two healthy regular receivers, Jamel Richardson and Brian Bratton, and is using third-string running back Chris Jennings. But he isn't overly concerned.
"It's exciting and challenging,'' he said. ''It's part of football.
"We look at it as a glass half full even though we've got a lot of guys down. So does everybody else. We're excited to put a game plan together that gets the best out of all our guys.''
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