Darian Durant returns to practice field for the Saskatchewan Roughriders

By paNOW Staff
October 8, 2010 - 7:40am

By Justin Blackwell

It was a sight for sore eyes Thursday at practice for the Saskatchewan Roughriders with the return of quarterback Darian Durant after sitting out last practice with an ankle injury.

Sow how did the ankle feel? Durant says it wasn't too bad.

"A little sore, but I made it through," said Durant. "It felt fine with some of the bursts and quarterback runs and things like that. We have two more days here to rest up and should be ready to go Saturday."

Durant says he just has to try and block out any pain he may be feeling.

"I think it hurts more when the play's over and you're thinking about," said Durant. "In the heat of the moment it's not as bad and you tend not to think about it, so everything's normal."

Head coach Ken Miller says they were keeping a watchful eye on the mobility of his quarterback and liked what he saw.

"If he wouldn't be able to that (being mobile), I would have to reconsider my decision," said Miller. "But he moved around, he moved around outside the pocket, he moved around inside the pocket. He planted hard on that leg, threw, and did it well. I'm pretty convinced that he's, if not 100 percent, then very close to that."

Also, Brent Hawkins participated in practice for another day and looks to return to his defensive end position.

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