July 10, 2012

Calvillo: ‘I feel good and plan to play Thursday’

CFL.ca Staff

MONTREAL — Anthony Calvillo won’t let a sore shoulder keep him out of action for very long.

One day after going for an MRI to get a better look at a sore shoulder, Calvillo was back at practice with his teammates.

According to the official Alouettes Twitter account, Calvillo declared himself ready to go for Thursday night’s home game against the Calgary Stampeders.

“I feel good and plan to play on Thursday,” said Calvillo.

Yesterday, Als head coach Marc Trestman announced that Calvillo’s status was up in the air for Thursday night, prompting many to believe that backup Adrian McPherson would likely get the start.

McPherson did practice with the first team offence on Tuesday, but Calvillo eventually took some reps with top unit as well.

On Monday, CFL.ca’s Rick Moffat said to expect Calvillo in his usual spot behind centre in Week 3.

“If there is any quarterback in the CFL who can win a game without any reps on a short week it’s Calvillo,” said Moffat.

“The left shoulder trouble didn’t prevent him from throwing for 440 yards and that was still with uncharacteristic drops from the Als’ big play receivers.”

Calvillo, 39, was injured while sliding and being tackled by Brandon Collier during his team’s win over the Blue Bombers on Friday.