Milt Stegall has often joked the only guarantees in life are death, taxes, trouble, Milt Stegall always being on time, Milt Stegall always looking good and Milt Stegall always being in shape.
On Tuesday, the 38-year-old slotback added a seventh guarantee to the list: That he won't participate in the Winnipeg Blue Bombers training camp after undergoing knee surgery May 2.
"I had a slight procedure that had to be done to my knee that's preventing me right now from being full go and going through training camp," Stegall said during a conference call. "The powers that be all decided it's best for me not to participate in training camp.
"It (operation) was basically a situation where Milt Stegall has been playing football for a long time and it caught up to him a little bit. There was no tear, I know that much."
The veteran slotback said there's no timetable for his return.
"I expect to be ready when I'm ready," he said. "No date has been given as far as when I'm going to come back.
"I'm going to be healthy when I'm healthy. We're going to try and get me back but we're not going to rush anything but we're hoping to get me back, of course, sooner rather than later."