Stamps receiver Eric Rogers undergoes knee surgery, out indefinitely

Calgary Stampeders receiver Eric Rogers is going to be out indefinitely after undergoing knee surgery this week.

The Stamps placed Rogers on the six-game injured list Friday.

“So Eric had to get a little cleanup job, unfortunately. He did that Wednesday,” Calgary Stampeders head coach Dave Dickenson told Todd Saelhoff of the Calgary Sun.

“We’re hoping he will be back sooner rather than later, but he just wasn’t feeling right. Certainly unexpected. But hopefully, we can get a good result (when he returns).”

The six-foot-four, 215-pounder returned to the Stampeders in June and has recorded 21 catches for 329 yards and five touchdowns through five games in 2018.

San Francisco gave the 27-year-old a $125,000 signing bonus and guaranteed $100,000 of his NFL salary in 2016, the most upfront money since Cam Wake got $1 million from Miami in 2008. But he tore his ACL early in training camp with the 49ers in August and the team placed him on injured reserve for the season.

Rogers spent more than a year recovering and rehabbing the first major injury he’s suffered in his pro career. Rogers had been cleared to return to football activities by Dr. James Andrews who performed the surgery.

Rogers made an impact during the Stamps 2014 Grey Cup championship run and followed that up by leading the CFL in receiving yards (1,448) and touchdowns (10) in 2015.

Just as it seemed Rogers was getting back to being one of the best receivers in the CFL he has suffered a setback.

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