When Darian Durant says he’s 50/50 to play five days from game time, there’s obviously a chance.
But when you add in four hours of travel on the road to and from Montreal plus a short week following to get ready for a divisional game against Calgary, that chance decreases. Add to the mix back-up Drew Willy just pulled off a comeback win the week before and you can see the Roughriders feeling the pressure of a very important decision behind centre.
Durant is the number one quarterback but at what price do you play him with a hip flexor injury?
When there are seven games following Sunday’s contest in Montreal and a playoff run to be made, why risk further injury to Durant and with it, decrease your chances down the stretch?
Head Coach Corey Chamblin is going to have to weigh the pros and cons in the few days remaining until kickoff.
“I’m going to protect each and every player, that’s my job. But it is football and sometimes you have to play through some things. If (Durant) is able to play through it and the medical staff feels like he can than we’ll go that route. But if it’s something that they think, or he thinks, will become worse than of course I won’t do that.”
Jamie Nye bleeds green and is the Roughrider insider for News Talk 980 CJME Regina and News Talk 650 CKOM Saskatoon. All of his Rider coverage can be found at www.GreenZoneFootball.com and you can follow him on Twitter @JamieNye.
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