Calvillo out indefinitely with concussion
The good news is that quarterback Anthony Calvillo was at Alouettes practice today. The bad news is that he wasn’t practicing. The 41-year-old pivot, who has been out since suffering a concussion August 17 in Montreal’s loss to Saskatchewan, was there to test his overall health and will not be ready to go against the Argonauts on Tuesday.
Alouettes GM and interim coach Jim Popp says he doesn't know when his number one quarterback will be ready to go.
“It’s day-to-day, week-to-week. That’s the way it’s going to be until he feels good enough to start practicing and when they give him clearance to practice. Once that starts, then it’s just an evaluation of whether the symptoms come back.”
The 41-year-old has not been able to engage in any physical activity since his concussion, and says he won't until he is totally symptom-free.
“Every day’s gotten a bit better, i’ve been staying a bit longer in meetings and then two days ago it just hit me, and I felt like crap. Yesterday it was better and today was good so I wanted to see if I could push myself, but I just don’t feel right at all.”
Calvillo is currently professional football's all-time passing yards leader, and first in all-time CFL passing yards. He's passed for more than 70,000 yards and is one of five professional quarterbacks to have completed over 400 touchdown passes. But the future hall-of-famer won’t talk about retirement, at least not yet.
“Right now i’m just trying to focus on me trying to get back to 100% personally. The football, you push that to the side right now. I just want to make sure my brain and my mind is working the way it should be. So that’s what i’m trying to concentrate on right now.”
Note: Receiver Arland Bruce III was back on the field after missing yesterday with what he calls a “one-day flu”
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