Riders place stud Canadian LB Cameron Judge on one-game injured list

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders have placed Canadian linebacker Cameron Judge on the one-game injured list.

He’ll miss the Week 18 matchup against the Calgary Stampeders. Judge suffered a concussion during the victory over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Judge had five tackles, one special teams stop and one sack on Chris Streveler in Week 17. The 24-year-old is having a breakout season, recording a career-high 53 tackles, four sacks, one forced fumble and one interception through 14 games. The athleticism is certainly there.

Judge made 41 tackles, two sacks and forced one fumble in 18 games in 2018. He turned the promise showed as a prospect when Saskatchewan selected Judge in the first round, second overall during the 2017 CFL draft into production.

Micah Teitz will make his first career start in place of Judge and Sam Hurl is expected to rotate in at the weakside linebacker position. Teitz was selected in the second round, 14th overall during the 2018 CFL draft. Hurl is a veteran national linebacker who was chosen in the second round, 12th overall by Saskatchewan in 2012. Both men played football at the University of Calgary.

The Riders and Stamps showdown at McMahon Stadium with first place in the West Division on the line Friday night.