July 15, 2014

Sidelined: Argos’ Owens put on the six-game injury list

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.