The Saskatchewan Roughriders held a walk-through on Day 1 of their practice week Monday at Mosaic Stadium.
Quarterbacks Darian Durant and Mitchell Gale each saw time with the first team offense, throwing lightly.
Durant missed last week’s 30-29 win over Ottawa with a lower body injury and in his absence, back-up Mitchell Gale earned the win in his first pro start.
Durant spoke to reporters in the Rider locker room after Monday’s workout.
“Feeling a lot better,” Durant reported. “Still taking it day-by-day, making sure we’re cautious with it and not trying to push it too much. It’s definitely getting better, that’s for sure. I haven’t really tested it out that much yet.”
Durant was asked if he’ll be feeling well enough to start this Friday’s game at Montreal despite his solid outing against the RedBlacks.
“We’ll see,” Durant forecasted. “I don’t want to sit here and put an estimation on that right now. We’ll see as the week progresses.”
Riders Head Coach and GM Chris Jones wasn’t willing to tab Gale as the club’s starter for this Friday’s game at Montreal.
“Darian Durant’s our starter,” Jones advised. “Mitchell did a good job and when Darian’s back healthy, he’ll go back on. It’s that simple. Mitchell Gale did exactly what we expected Mitchell Gale to do.”