Andrew Harris decided to undergo surgery for a torn pectoral muscle and
After winning two Gray Cup titles, he left hometown Winnipeg to join Argos as a free agent this season. What he did was a cruel blow to a future Hall of Fame running back.
An MRI revealed a small laceration prior to a second opinion requested by a Winnipeg-based surgeon in Harris, confirming the initial diagnosis.
} Two options were considered. One involves his four-to-six-week absence, and the other is his end-of-season proceedings scheduled for next Tuesday.
"He's going to have surgery," head coach Ryan Dinwiddie said Wednesday. "He's expected to be out later this year." Harris injured his chest Friday night after being tackled near midfield at Hamilton. As he was pulling away from the field, Dinwiddie realized something was seriously wrong.
"I saw him grab his chest. Usually when you see a peck injury, it's not good," said Dinwiddie. I was hoping it was a small tear and that he could rehabilitate it. "I don't even know what happened," Dinwiddie added. intend to do something.
In his eighth game of double blues, Harris posted his 100-yard rush twice his game. Overall, he rushed for 490 yards on 114 attempts and added 23 receptions for 180 yards. He didn't have a touchdown, but he had a two-point conversion in Toronto's win over the Ticats at BMO two weeks ago.
He also became the first Canadian to reach 10,000 career rushing yards when he led the Argos to a victory over the hosts Roughriders on July 24.
143 yards rushing, vintage performance of 45+ yards on 7 receptions — by Harris, Argos running since the days of fellow Gray Cup MVP Chad Cuckart One of his best outings from his back.
Kakerto sat out with his ankle injury, but when he returned he was never the same.
Most recently, James Wilder appeared as the game's breaker, helping lead Argos to the club's latest title, his 2017 championship.
Harris, who missed his seven games last season due to injury, brought the physical element, professionalism and leadership.
He played against his former team on his BMO field earlier in the season, running over 100 yards and breaking a tackle, but he has been unable to suit up in his hometown this season. did. He has Argos visit Winnipeg.
Players of their kind step up big at key moments on the biggest stages of the game. In the West final against Saskatchewan, Harris rushed for 136 yards and 1 TD in which he rushed 23 times. In the Gray Cup against Tikats in Hamilton, Harris recorded his yardage rushing for 80 yards in 18 tries.
And now, with the same Tim Hortons on his field, Harris played his last game in 2022.
The football player has returned to full health from a torn pectoral muscle. However, given his age and the body of work he has put together, it will be up to Harris to decide whether he will return next season, which will be his 13th season in the CFL.
All Argos can do after Harris' injury is the Next Man Up philosophy.
Third grade Argo A.J. Ouellet is next in Depth on his charts, an American with both explosive power and physicality. Canadian rookie Ben Adeboboy is backing up.
"We talk about injuries all the time," added Dinwiddie, whose team was devastated by the injury bug. "Next guy. That's the only way you can handle it.
"He (Harris) is going to be there. But they can't help us on the football field."
Football life will be difficult without Harris for the 4-4 Argos, who will host Calgary this Saturday night. .
"It's hard," added Dinwiddie. "Andrew is a great player. There are times when we don't block the right people.
"But I have a lot of faith in A.J., who played well last week. And the reality is. , he plays well every time he comes out on the field.I will miss Andrew, but I'll bring A.J. Pro veteran fullback/h-back Declan Cross is dealing with a foot injury.
Mac alumni Cross and fellow Marauder wide receiver Tommy Nield (ankle) were injured last week.
Nield is definitely out this week, probably more.
It's possible that Cross can play, but that depends on whether he can practice on Thursday. 97}
By the sound of it, Dinwiddie isn't optimistic.
"I don't know, but I won't be seeing him play this week," the coach said. Told.
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