Judge doubtful for big game

In the midst of his best season ever, Cam Judge will likely miss his team’s biggest game.

Late in Saturday’s win over Winnipeg, Judge was injured making a tackle on kickoff coverage. He struggled badly trying to get to his feet, making fans hear he had suffered a concussion. Coach Craig Dickenson confirmed those fears on Tuesday.

“Yes, he did (suffer a concussion)” says Dickenson. “And we’re going to take it slow with him. We think he’s okay in terms of the protocol but we’ve got to take our time with it. We’ll see.”

The third-year linebacker is setting all sort of career highs this season: 53 tackles, 4 sacks and 10 special teams tackles. But it sounds like Judge won’t get to add to those stats on Friday vs. Calgary.

“He was out today” says Dickenson. “We’re going to look at him again tonight and see where he’s at. Not sure if he’s going to be able to go (against Calgary) or not.”

Dickenson says that they will use Sam Hurl and Micah Teitz if they have to replace Judge.

With a win Friday, the Riders will virtually clinch the West Division. They would be two wins ahead of the Stampeders with three games remaining.

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