Calvillo doubtful to start against Argos
The Montreal Alouettes hit the practice field today ahead of Tuesday's game against the Argonauts.
The big news out of today’s practice is that quarterback Anthony Calvillo, who’s been out with a concussion since Montreals loss to Saskatchewan August 17th, will not be ready to practice tomorrow. The set-back puts his likelihood of starting in Toronto in doubt.
Coach Jim Popp says it's been a challenging few weeks.
“He’s had good days and he’s had off days. I think it’s been up and down, a little bit of a roller coaster. He’s been in every day. But he’s working hard at it, he’s better than he was. Will it be good enough to play this game? Probably not, but it doesn’t mean he won’t.”
If Calvillo isn't ready to go, odds are it will be rookie pivot Tanner Marsh getting the start. The 23-year-old pulled off a Disney movie-esque last second victory over the BC Lions last Thursday.
Marsh says he’s ready for anything.
“Nothing really changes. I prepare just like I have the whole season, because as a back-up, or the third string quarterback, you never know when you get to go in. So i’m just preparing like I always do, and if I start the game I start the game, and if I get to go in, I go in. I just have to be ready”.
The Argo’s will be without quarterback Ricky Ray for approximately six weeks with a shoulder injury. Ray suffered a partial tear in his right shoulder after being taken down hard in the club's home loss Friday night to Calgary.
Catch Tuesday’s game here on CJAD with Rick Moffat and former Alouette Dave Mudge