[b]Argos RB Ebell out for season with Achilles tendon injury[/b]
Tyler Ebell's season with the Toronto Argonauts has ended before it officially began.
Argos head coach Rich Stubler said Thursday that Ebell will undergo surgery for a season-ending ruptured left Achilles tendon. The sophomore running back, acquired from Edmonton in the off-season to solidify Toronto's running game, suffered the injury during a workout on Wednesday morning.
The Argos sent cornerback Jordan Younger to Edmonton for Ebell and receiver T.J. Acree. Ebell, who ran for 650 yards as a rookie with Edmonton, was projected to be Toronto's starting tailback this season.
Ebell's injury leaves the Argos with Canadians Jeff Johnson and Andre Durie as well as veteran Dominique Dorsey in the backfield. However, Stubler said Toronto was close to making a deal with another CFL team for a running back.
He battled some injuries last season... and now he's out for the season before it even starts? I guess it's a good thing we traded him...?