Argos’ James Wilder won’t be running wild in Edmonton

Toronto running back James Wilder Jr. won’t be in the Argos lineup when the team faces Edmonton on Saturday.

“He’ll be out and Brandon [Whitaker] will be up,” Argonauts head coach Marc Trestman told the Toronto Sun.

The rookie runner took a head hit from Riders linebacker Henoc Muamba in Week 16 and he laid on the field motionless for few minutes, but eventually got up and walked off under his own power. Wilder Jr. had his helmet taken away on the sideline and did not return to the game.

“It’s just day-to-day,’’ said Trestman. “It’s precautionary. I haven’t talked with the doctors or trainers about it. I just know he (Wilder) sat out (Wednesday) and he’ll sit out (Thursday). I think it’s in his best interest to wait until next week.”

Wilder Jr. has rushed for 624 yards and two touchdowns on 86 carries, 452 of those yards have come in the last four games for Toronto as he emerged as a rising talent.

Whitaker returns to the lineup for the first time since September 4.

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