Blue Bombers (1-0) vs. Toronto Argonauts (1-0)
Friday, August 13, 2021, 08:30 pm EST @Investors Group Field.
ARGONAUTS TAKE ON DEFENDING CHAMPIONS AS TEAMS ADVANCE INTO WEEK 2 OF THE CFL
WINNIPEG – Still in the heat of the competition, the popular Toronto Argonauts will take the battle to the defending champions, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, as the season extends into its second week. The Argonauts have triumphed over their counterparts, Calgary Stampeders, in their first match in this year’s competition – where they won 23-20. In the meantime, the Bombers also defeated their rivals, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 19-6.
The last time the Bombers and the Argos faced each other; the Argos managed to go away with a narrow win of 28-27. As the match will be played on the Investor’s Group Field, it is worth noting that the visitors have been defeated by the Bombers 48-21 on that pitch in 2019.
However, as the Argos take the game to the Bombers, the away team will be playing Friday game without some players. This is due to a number of players’ injuries over time.
First, we have former Bombers’ defender Nevis Drake on the Argonauts’ list of injured players. Nevis’ absence from the playing list of the Argos is due to a hip injury, making him unable to feature in a match like this. It would have been fun to see the defender play against his former team, but Oakman and Ealy will have to hold the midfield with his absence.
Argos’ American newbie, defensive end Ray Shane, has also been confirmed to be off the team’s playing list. Ray will be absent from this coming match due to a finger injury. Hopefully, he will be back for the subsequent matches.
The Argos will also be playing on Friday with defensive end Cordarro Law, absent from the team’s defensive playing list. According to the team, Law is on a six-game injury list.
DB Colquhoun will also miss the game against the Bombers due to an injury sustained in his hamstring. In the same vein, Daniel Robertson will be absent on account that he sustained a head injury. Also, offensive linemen Blake Philip also sustained an injury in his shoulder. He will, however, plunge into Friday’s gamein an optimistic spirit.
The injury report of the Argos seems like a threat to the team’s anticipated victory over Winnipeg. However, with the likes of DB J. Peters and T. Decoud, the team looks quite okay for the battle against the champions.
Winnipeg also does not have a clean sheet when it comes to injured players. The reports coming from the Bombers’ team show that quite a number of key players will be absent for Friday’s game.
Popular Andrew Harris will miss the matchmaking, his second absence in a row this season. Missing Friday’s match, too, is the versatile Darvin Adams. Adams’ absence will be his second in a row this season. WB Grant Janorion and popular Nuefeld Pat are also on Winnipeg’s injury list. Although Pat has sustained an injury in his shoulder, he is expected to hustle up and do what he does best.
Winnipeg’s superstar, Jefferson, also sustained injuries in his head and ankle. Nevertheless, the veteran is a figure to watch out for on Friday. Richardson will also be absent from the pitch following a foot injury. Jeffcoat will also be playing on Friday, even though he is currently battling with an injury in his hip. Wilson, a notable Winnipeg linebacker, will also miss the match – his second in a row too. As in the case of Winnipeg’s Nevis, former Argos’ player Darby Alden will be absent from playing against his old team.