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No one embodies all that is good about the CFL more than Jake Reinhart.

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No one is more respected and no one is more loved than Argos’ most veteran player, the ultimate team player whose leadership presence has grown during his time at Double Blue.

The long snap is an art form, skill, and position that is overlooked until injury occurs. Reinhart’s season is essentially over after a gruesome elbow injury suffered during Toronto’s win over his visit to Ottawa on Wednesday night.

In 2019, the good-natured Reinhart bounced back from a season-opening calf injury, but this setback is far more troublesome given his gruesome nature.

“I don’t know the exact word for that, but he had to have emergency surgery in Guelph,” head coach Ryan Dinwiddie said during his zoom call Saturday.

Reinhart is a Guelph native who attended college in his hometown.

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“Fortunately, they went in and fixed it right away. He could possibly have lost his arm. It is a terrifying situation. I feel sorry for Jake. I know he is disappointed that he will miss the rest of the season, but the most important thing is that I am concerned about his health more than anything.

Reinhart is one of the best at his position, but he has always been one of the best workers and best teammates. On and off the field, the Argos will miss Reinhart.

“Just his leadership,” Dinwiddie said of the void Reinhart leaves. “It is a true Argo. He’s been here his entire career.

“Unfortunately, it looks like he won’t be able to finish it this year. We’re going to miss having him around, his leadership, he comes to work every day, you know what to expect from him. I am disappointed in the child. “

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On the punt deck when Reinhart was injured, he was one of the first Argos on the field ready to make a tackle. A teammate and Reinhart collided.

“You can see (in the movie) that his elbow got caught in the middle,” Dinwiddie said. “Actually, this is the third time I’ve seen this happen. It’s never been a good problem. “

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Lots of people in soccer and outside of the CFL are supporting Reinhart, who won a Gray Cup in 2017. Toronto surprised Calgary with a field goal when Reinhart broke the ball off starter Cody Fajardo before Lirim Hajrullahu kicked him straight. through the studs for the game’s winning score.

During Reinhart’s first five years in the CFL, he never missed a game. On Wednesday, he appeared in his 110th game, all with the Argos.

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Once Reinhart went down, the Argos used rookie linebacker Trevor Hoyte to take on long duties. Since then, the team has stolen Maxime Latour from the Ottawa practice roster. The 28-year-old Latour attended Sherbrooke and dressed for three games for Winnipeg in 2019.

Dinwiddie doesn’t know much about his new position.

“We are waiting to see what he brings to the table,” he said. “We haven’t had a chance to see him live yet. It is still in quarantine. We feel good about the child. “

Dinwiddie is hopeful Latour will be dressed on Monday when the Argos travel to Hamilton.

“If not, we will go with Trevor Hoyte,” Dinwiddie added. “He did a good job for us on Wednesday night. We don’t want to put a lot on your plate, but if you have to, I know you are up to the challenge. “

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BEST FOOT FORWARD

Fabion Foote is back with the Argos.

The Toronto native who played at Mac was in training camp and participated in the team’s initial training in Guelph.

According to Dinwiddie, Foote had a trading company.

“He was making more money than on the field,” said the head coach. “We got it. I was going to hang them up. Now, your business is slowing down. It was more of a summer deal. We contacted him to see where he was if he wanted to play. We think it can help us. “

Foote is a defensive tackle who started in Montreal before Argos caught him in free agency.

Dinwiddie won’t rule out a Foote return as soon as Monday.

“Stranger things have happened,” Dinwiddie said. “I don’t know if he will be available on Monday, but the boy is in good shape. We’ll see.

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“He is a great soccer player. We had a plan for him. Unfortunately, he had other things to do. He kept in touch with us. I’m sure he was missing it. Now he is back and we welcomed him as part of the family. “

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BACK TO MAC

Dinwiddie confirmed that McLeod Bethel-Thompson will make his third straight start at quarterback after the Argos were badly off offensively against Ottawa.

“We weren’t as sharp as I wanted on offense, but I didn’t think that position was the reason,” Dinwiddie said. “We are building with Mac right now. I thought it did some good things and we will continue to do so for now. “

Nick Arbuckle is healthy. If he could, Dinwiddie would dress his three quarterbacks. He can’t, forcing Dinwiddie to decide on either Antonio Pipkin or Arbuckle, who missed the last two games due to a hamstring injury.

ACHES AND PAINS

Veteran SB Eric Rogers will once again step out with the Argos in hopes of regaining his red zone goal for his game in Montreal on October 22… It appears that RB John White IV will not be available on Monday. Missed out of Ottawa game due to hamstring injury… Bad luck DE Shane Ray hurt his hamstring Wednesday and will be out… DE Charleston Hughes veteran likely to return, but Dinwiddie will not I was going to stop playing.

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