Riders’ Tim Williams tears Achilles, Sterling Shippy breaks foot
REGINA — The injury bug is feasting at Mosaic Stadium.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders lost two d-lineman over the weekend, according to a report from Global Regina’s Taylor Shire.
#Riders injury updates:
DL Tim Williams tore his Achilles on Friday.
DL Sterling Shippy broke his foot in the Green & White game.
— Taylor Shire (@TShireGlobal) July 26, 2021
Dickenson lamented his team’s injury situation while talking with the media, as Murray McCormick of the Regina Leader-Post shared:
"I’ve never seen that many Achilles injuries ever,” said Riders head coach Craig Dickenson. “To lose another one is really tough. Hopefully, knock on wood, that’s the last one, but you never know." #riders have lost five players to torn Achilles tendons.
— Murray McCormick (@murraylp) July 26, 2021
Williams marks the fifth player on the team to suffer an Achilles injury. He is out for the season.
Dickenson did tell reporters in Regina that Edem and McInnis’ injuries shouldn’t be too serious.