Riders d-line could get Micah Johnson back for Labour Day Classic

As the Saskatchewan Roughriders got back on the field to get ready for Sunday’s Labour Day Classic, one player who was able to resume practicing was defensive lineman Micah Johnson.

Johnson, who has missed the last two games with an ankle injury, said after practice it is hope to be in the lineup for the game against the first-place Winnipeg Blue Bombers, but head coach Craig Dickenson said Johnson and the rest of Rider Nation will have to wait before a decision is made.

He looked decent and was moving around OK,” Dickenson said.  “His conditioning isn’t where it needs to be, but that will come. He’s not 100 percent, but it was nice to have him back.

Dickenson also spoke about the two-game suspension issued to Bombers running back Andrew Harris and whether or not the opposition is vulnerable going into the game which is sold out.

“They will be very motivated to show that they can win without them and our guys know that it will be a tough challenge.”Dickenson stated “They are a good football team and they lead the league in rushing. They have a physical nasty bunch up front. We know it’s a big challenge with or without Andrew Harris and Matt Nichols.”

Game time Sunday is 1 with the Riders trying to chase down their sixth straight win.  Our pre-game show on 620 CKRM starts at 10.

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