REGINA -- The Saskatchewan Roughriders will be without arguably their most valuable offensive weapon on Sunday, as tailback Kory Sheets will be out of the lineup with a right knee sprain.
The mid-season favourite for Most Outstanding Player sustained the injury during the first quarter of last week's loss to the Toronto Argonauts after absorbing a hit from linebacker Marcus Ball.
Sheets was helped off the field and did not return.
His absence opens the door for either Jock Sanders or Chris Garrett to take over next to Darian Durant in Saskatchewan's backfield.
CFL.ca's Jamie Nye was on hand at Roughriders practice on Tuesday and tweeted about the news.
No Kory Sheets for Sunday's game. It will be a practice battle between Sanders and Garrett for the start. Hughes will see time at RB as well— Jamie Nye (@jamienye) September 17, 2013
Nye also added that head coach Corey Chamblin said didn't have a clear status for Sheets, other than it's a sprain and that 8-10 days sounds like a best-case scenario.
In other Riders injury news, Chamblin said that Weston Dressler, Ben Heenan and Durant are all day-to-day. However, Nye also tweeted that Chamblin said that as of today, both Durant and Heenan are likely to play.
More to come...