Andre Durie Likely Gone for the Year
The injury parade in the young CFL season continues, with National slotblack Andre Durie out of Toronto, having seriously injured his knee in Sunday’s game at the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
The prognosis: not at all good.
The nine-year veteran really emerged in 2013 when he finished 14 yards shy of his first 1000-yard receiving season. After a history of various ailments dogging him throughout his career, Durie missed most of 2014 with two separate collarbone injuries and was positioned to once again be a huge part of the Argonauts offense this year.
Toronto didn’t seem to miss a beat when he went down during the overtime thriller against Saskatchewan, though, as they still managed to put up *42 points* and stay undefeated.
It’s always tough to see a Canadian star go down but former University of Manitoba Bison WR Anthony Coombs has the potential to fill Durie’s shoes quite nicely: In the Saskatchewan game, Coombs tallied five grabs, albeit all on short routes.
– written by Travis Currah