August 23, 2019

Tasker to miss Ticats’ clash with Lions

Geoff Robins/

HAMILTON — The Hamilton Tiger-Cats will be without one of their most reliable pass-catchers when they take on the BC Lions in Week 11.

Receiver Luke Tasker has been placed on the one-game injured list. The seventh-year man has put up 292 receiving yards on 26 catches through seven games. He posted a season-high 83 yards on six catches in Hamilton’s Week 10 victory over the Ottawa REDBLACKS.

Jaelon Acklin will likely pick up a bulk of the touches leftover by Tasker’s absence. The 24-year-old has 317 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 23 receptions. In Week 10, Acklin hauled in three receptions for 46 yards, with an 11-yard score highlighting his afternoon.

The Ticats and Lions will square off at BC Place on Saturday night. Kick-off is set for 10:00 p.m. ET.