Printers Done?

This is from the BC Lion’s fan forum…

Casey Printers ruptured the ligament on his right thumb, is what is written in the Vancouver Sun.
If true, who will have the privilege of being pounded to a pulpy pink mass of goo by our defence?

Their QB situation is sketchy at best and nobody is disclosing any health issues as of yet.

BC QB = poor sucker!!

EAT 'EM RAW!!!

I hope we're going up against Printers or Buck, as you always want to play their best and beat the best, but either way we can't take anyone lightly in the playoffs, even if Wally Buonno decides to suit up and play some qb.

Didn't Quinton Porter play with that same injury this year?

I dobut it.

From a July 2008 sportsnet article,

[i]Printers did not practise with the Tiger-Cats on Sunday, two days after injuring his right thumb midway through a 19-13 loss to the Edmonton Eskimos on Friday at Ivor Wynne Stadium.

"It’s sore," Printers told Sportsnet.ca.

He added he isn’t sure at this point if he can throw a football because he hasn’t tried to since sustaining the injury.

The injury is to the same thumb Printers hurt in 2005 with the B.C. Lions.[/i]

And again, it was his right thimb, no?

From today's Vancouver Sun:

[i]The health of the Lions quarterbacks is an issue again after both Casey Printers (thumb) and Buck Pierce (shoulder) were injured in Friday's game.

Third string quarterback Travis Lulay, who also has a shoulder injury, said he expects to be ready to practise this week. Zac Champion, the fifth quarterback on the Lions roster, is the only truly sound QB on the Lions roster, however.

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According to the Vancouver Sun, Printers had X-rays on Saturday and results were negative. He says that he may be ready to play by Sunday. Things are getting interesting.

“It’s definitely a sprain,? said Lions medical trainer Bill Reichelt. “How quickly it may come around we won’t know until Casey starts throwing again. It’s hard to say which day. The good thing is, we have a long week [of practice.]?

Bring in the boat!

Look for some crappy throws and interceptions.

From Lowell Ullrich's Fifth Quarter Blog in the Province:

Casey Printers walked into the room where their playoff fate was being shown, took one look at the sight of a handful of his former teammates in a boat celebrating after scoring a touchdown in Winnipeg and uttered words that did not seem possible only days earlier.

"Pack your bags. We're going to Hamilton," he said.

And the suggestion he plans on going with the Lions would constitute as even better news. The quarterback popped by Camp Surrey very briefly Sunday to let the club's medical staff know that the thumb ligament damage on his throwing hand is improving steadily and he should be available when the club begins its practice week Tuesday. No, the thumb is definitely not broken, as was initially reported, and though it's not perfect according to reports, it's definitely a positive development.

Heck, the Lions might actually have two healthy quarterbacks to face the Tiger-Cats Sunday as Travis Lulay said his shoulder is also improving to the point where he likely will be in a position to contribute as needed. Amazing what a couple of days and one rather large lifeline strung all the way from Hamilton can do for a team.

From Lowell Ullrich's Fifth Quarter Blog in the Province:

Casey Printers walked into the room where their playoff fate was being shown, took one look at the sight of a handful of his former teammates in a boat celebrating after scoring a touchdown in Winnipeg and uttered words that did not seem possible only days earlier.

"Pack your bags. We're going to Hamilton," he said.

And the suggestion he plans on going with the Lions would constitute as even better news. The quarterback popped by Camp Surrey very briefly Sunday to let the club's medical staff know that the thumb ligament damage on his throwing hand is improving steadily and he should be available when the club begins its practice week Tuesday. No, the thumb is definitely not broken, as was initially reported, and though it's not perfect according to reports, it's definitely a positive development.

Heck, the Lions might actually have two healthy quarterbacks to face the Tiger-Cats Sunday as Travis Lulay said his shoulder is also improving to the point where he likely will be in a position to contribute as needed. Amazing what a couple of days and one rather large lifeline strung all the way from Hamilton can do for a team.

Won’t Lions fans be pissed if Printers deems himself to play… and throw INT after INT because of that thumb… a movie we all have seen before I might add… I hope for their sake he IS not yanking them… it’s not fun!

What Printers has shown in the last couple weeks hasn't impressed me. He has played well but he hasn't seen our defense. We'll be all over him.

Whenever Printers gets out of the pocket, he gets hurt.

Actually Casey played some great football these past few wks, the injury was a fluke.
Hopefully he will be ready. Sure would be nice to beat BC when they are at their best.
With any luck this would give us the best opportunity to prepare for Montreal the following wk.
Doc 8)

I think our chances are better against Printers than ricky Ray but don't underestimate Printers. He can be very dangerous and he has something to prove, just like Glenn did today.

Do not take the Lions and Casey Printers lightly! I thought it (our trip to the east final) was in the bag. Now, we have a chance but it will be a fight. Our defense played great and I'm sure they will next week but Printers is dangerous. I still haven't seen any QB who can improvise the way he can - other than the great one Doug Flutie (no, I'm not saying he is as good as Doug - Printer haters, relax :wink: ). His return to the CFL, without a training camp and being out of football for nearly a year, has been sensational.

Our boys will come to play for sure and I'll be there, loud and rowdy. I'm too excited about the playoffs! Just be forewarned - it will be no cakewalk.

I have a better one.

Wouldn't it be embarrassing if we actually lose to B.C.? Do you know how difficult it is to focus, when you know B.C. has all kinds of QB injuries? This is a recipe for overconfidence, which is a recipe for disaster.
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I suggest the Ticats forget about the B.C. injuries, and concentrate on beating them.
Don't ever take a Wally Buono Team lightly, no matter what the circumstance.
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:thup: :thup: :thup:

I hope Printers plays and we beat him for a few reasons. First, it will be a great story given his time here. Second, I don't want to hear any Glen Suitor type excuses if some no name backup starts and loses the game. Third, Printers is a fantastic athlete and much more entertaining then any other QB BC has.

If Printers plays on Sunday it will be a great game. I think it will also pump up the fans and give them a reason to make noise. I like Printers I think he is a great qb with a ton of skill, but if he walks out onto that field I hope we destroy him.

Casey is not great running choreographed plays from the pocket.

We saw that when Casey played here under Charlie Taaffe.

He is very good at playing sandlot football, especially
when he has great veteran receivers like he has in B.C.

so having no training camp and a limited playbook
may not be such a big disadvantage for Casey.

If Casey is 100% healthy he will be very dangerous.

P.S.

However, I expect our Front Seven to chase him
into throwing some ill-advised, impulse passes

If our secondary picks some of them off,

and our Offence turns them into points

that will go a long way towards
tipping the scales in our favour

and leading us to victory.

The Mighty Casey will be welcomed back in the Hammer. :twisted: