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Milanovich Update on Injured Argos
Adam Gagnon
 

CFL.ca Staff

TORONTO -- The Toronto Argonauts will venture into a hostile TD Place environment and beyond without wide receivers Chad Owens and Jason Barnes.

Today, the Argonauts placed Chad Owens and Jason Barnes on to the six-game injury list, joining Andre Durie on the list of injured receivers.

Tuesday, head coach Scott Milanovich announced that Owens will miss the next three weeks with a mid foot injury, sustained in Toronto's Week 3 loss to the Calgary Stampeders, but the injury was worse than first thought.

That leaves the Argos with very little veteran depth at receiver. Slotback Andre Durie is out with a broken clavicle and wide receiver Jason Barnes is sidelined with a knee injury.

With all the injured receivers, the Argonauts signed Maurice Mann earlier in the week.

Owens was wearing a walking boot for the second straight day when he arrived at Tuesday's practice. The good news for the Argos is that the injury will only require treatment and rest and Owens will not have to undergo surgery.

Owens hits the injury list as the league's leading receiver. In three games, he's hauled in 28 receptions for 339 yards and a touchdown. With Durie out, the Argos' next leading receiver is Spencer Watt, who has reeled in 11 receptions for 119 yards.

Fan Comments
small town argo
Matt Black, Jason Barnes, Andre Durie and now Chad Owens. Not a good start for the Argos injury wise. Guys like Adams, Coombs and Atjey really need to step up now. A win Thursday would give the Argos a 1 game lead over the Als and two games over the Cats and RB'S.
July 15, 2014 - 12:55pm
True Double Blue
Argos play Friday night, not Thursday.
Your other points are valid though.
July 15, 2014 - 3:07pm
als rule
@STA: and where will they be if they lose to the RBs FRIDAY nite?!!
July 15, 2014 - 7:03pm
small town argo
Night? Do you mean night? They will be behind Ottawa but ahead of everyone else of course.
July 15, 2014 - 10:57pm