The dark clouds were a metaphor for the Roughriders’ current injury woes at Tuesday’s practice at Mosaic Stadium on Day 2 of the work week.
Starting defensive tackle Jonathan Williams left the workout with injury and was immediately ruled out for Friday’s game at Edmonton by Head Coach & GM Chris Jones.
Meanwhile starting right guard Brendon Labatte missed the practice entirely and Jones said Labatte injured himself Tuesday morning, possibly at home. He’s not sure when the former CFL Lineman of the Year will be able to resume practicing.
And finally, Jones confirmed that offensive lineman Matt Sewell intends to retire and has subsequently been placed on the Riders’ Retired List. Sewell was acquired from Toronto on Saturday in a package deal which sent defensive end Shawn Lemon to the Argonauts.
The Riders and the Eskimos meet Friday night at 8 on 620 CKRM