Despite the CFL’s assurances that player health and safety is a high priority for the league and teams, we have confirmed six members experienced Achilles Tendon injuries yesterday (four of six occurring within six minutes on one team). This clearly contradicts those assurances.
The reports we have received regarding the circumstances cause us great concern that the coaching staff were not respecting the protocols in place for the first week of player isolation. We will continue to seek answers and demand more rigorous oversight on proper player safety standards.
We strongly recommend all members be personally proactive with their health and safety and understand that you can and should speak out when you feel your health and safety is being put at risk. Immediately contact your player reps and Association if you feel your health and safety is being compromised. The CFLPA will immediately act on your concerns. We continue to place the health and safety of our members at the forefront and we will ensure the CFL does the same.
I’ve seen a number of Ti-Cats over the past 3 or 4 years go down untouched with long term or season ending injuries at THF . The list includes the likes of Andy Fantuz , Chad Owens , Chris Williams and of course Masoli in 2019 .
Although the stadium is only 7 years old the turf was replaced this off season due to wear and tear as well as uneven and disjointed seams that have most likely been a major factor that led to these injuries .
Bottom line, the Riders are known cheaters who have violated rules in the past. Practice roster violations, salary cap violations as well as putting 13 players on the field in a Grey Cup game. I'm surprised they haven't traded for Andrew Harris (I'm innocent). He would fit in perfectly with the Green team.