During the game-day thread I opined that Ray had either bruised or fractured ribs. I didn't know he had a punctured lung but that's what Lawless just told me.
Pretty easy to see the guy was in distress and Milanovich was oblivious to it.
Ray was wincing, and wincing hard.
An automaton like Ricky Ray is normally about as expressionless as Lydia Ko during a round of women's golf. When he's wincing something went terribly wrong.
Pretty cheap for the argos training staff to miss this serious injury. Obviously coaches are trained to not care about the health of their players - that's their stock as pro coaches. But trainers and the team training staff should have noticed something was wrong. They didn't - and now Ray is gone for the season - possibly facing an end to a very nice career.
As far as pulling favour Barker is a silver-tongued devil but he's not gonna get a top QB hand-delivered to him. Kevin Glenn is obviously available for a minor price - 3rd or 4th rd CIS pick. Willy might yield a 1st or 2nd pick plus a starting DL or RB.........
Durant would be a good trick a devil like Corky might pull on the western conference - getting Durant into Toronto would fortify the Argos and make the crossover even tougher.
Others - Lulu from BC, Tate from Cowtown, Burris from Redblacks!