The Edmonton Elks practiced Monday and, unfortunately, veteran defensive back Jonathon Mincy did not do very well. The Elks began the short-side curve and left practice in a car after sustaining an apparent left leg injury.
Head coach Jamie Elizondo says it is early to speculate on the severity of the injury, but there is a lot of concern.
“I didn’t see what happened on the field as the action was away from Mincy,” Elizondo said. “I have nothing to say other than obviously if he’s depressed, he’s been a great individual and leader for us so we’ll see where he is.”
In nine games this season, Mincy has recorded 19 defensive tackles and two pass knockdowns.
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The Elks also placed defensive lineman Jake Ceresna on the one-game disabled list. Ceresna has returned home because her mother passed away after a two-year battle with cancer. Ceresna has 23 defensive tackles this season and three sacks at quarterback.
The U of A Golden Bears product and the Elks’ first-round pick in this year’s CFL Draft, Cole Nelson, have been added to the team’s active roster. The Elks also released defensive lineman Rossini Sandjong, the team’s eighth pick in the 2020 CFL Draft.
Edmonton Elks face a steep rise if they hope to make the playoffs
The Elks host the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Friday night at The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium looking to snap a five-game losing streak and keep their feeble playoff hopes alive.
Kick-off will be at 7:45 pm, 630 CHED will have live coverage beginning with Countdown to Kick-off starting at 6 pm
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