Micah Johnson out for Labour Day Classic due to ankle injury

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders have scratched defensive tackle Micah Johnson for the Labour Day Classic due to an ankle injury.

The 33-year-old missed practice on Wednesday and Friday this week and was considered questionable to dress for Sunday’s game.

Saskatchewan added rookie defensive tackle Anthony Lanier II to the active roster and he should see a substantial role due to Johnson’s absence. Johnson has started all three of the team’s games to date this season alongside rookie Garrett Marino, recording two tackles.

The eight-year CFL veteran is a three-time all-star who has recorded 188 total tackles, 45 sacks, six forced fumbles, and two interceptions. If he plays on Sunday, it will be the 100th career regular season game of his career.

The Riders host the Blue Bombers on Sunday at 6:00 p.m. ET having won 14 of the last 15 Labour Day Classics dating back to 2005.