Saskatchewan Roughriders Darian Durant leaves practice after kick to leg

By paNOW Staff
October 5, 2010 - 4:51pm

Justin Blackwell


Saskatchewan Roughriders quarterback Darian Durant left practice early Tuesday with an injury, but Rider fans will be glad to know if doesn't appear to be too severe.
It goes to show how quickly things can turn for a football team. Head coach Ken Miller explains what happened.
"He got kicked in the lower leg, so we gave him this practice off, said Miller. "I had considered giving him this practice off anyway with a bruised
quad. As always, we're being extra cautionary. It's good for the other men (Ryan Dinwiddie and Cole Bergquist) to get those reps."
Dinwiddie would get the call if something prevented Durant from playing.
He says you have to be ready for any scenario to pop up.
"It just shows how you're one play away, said Dinwiddie.
"Obviously, each week, I prepare like I'm going to be the starter. I know how hard it is to keep a quarterback healthy all season. I'll be prepared if called upon."
Miller says the coaches and team having nothing but confidence in the other quarterbacks if they had to play big minutes.
"If people paid attention at practice today (Tuesday), they saw Ryan Dinwiddie do a real nice job of all those reps," said Miller.
"Certainly, Cole's number of reps went up today as well, so I have a lot of confidence in them."
Miller says Durant's injury doesn't appear to be too serious. He expects his quarterback to be at practice Wednesday.

Darian Durant still a question mark for the Saskatchewan Roughriders this weekend

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