MISSISSAUGA – Already without Ricky Ray, the Toronto Argonauts will be without Chad Owens when they close out a home-and-home with the Montreal Alouettes Sunday afternoon at Percival Molson Stadium.
Owens was tended to twice during last Tuesday’s 20-9 loss to the Als and has missed practice the last two days.
"Chad is likely going to be out (Sunday). It's bruised ribs," said head coach Scott Milanovich Thursday.
The good news for the Boatmen is Owens’ absence shouldn’t be long.
"I don't think it's anything long term", Milanovich said.
Owens is having another productive season, sitting third in the league in combined yards with 1,001 and well on his way to another 1,000-yard receiving season.
After the contest Tuesday, Owens didn’t directly address his injury saying that “the loss hurts the most.''
Milanovich hasn't confirmed if someone will jump in and take return duties by themselves or not. Former Alouettes returner Trent Guy is an option as is backup running back Quinn Porter.
"If Chad doesn't go, probably returns will be somewhat by committee," Milanovich said.
The Argonauts, with Zach Collaros at the helm, open up the first of what will be a four-game stay on the road Sunday with stops in Saskatcheawn, Calgary and Edmonton along the way.
- With files from @CFLLandry