Redblacks place safety Antoine Pruneau on six-game injured list

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The Ottawa Redblacks have placed safety Antoine Pruneau on the six-game injured list due to a hand injury.

The seven-year veteran has started all eleven games for the club this season, recording 35 defensive tackles, five special teams tackles, and one interception. He will be replaced in the starting lineup by Carleton product and former seventh-round draft pick Justin Howell.

Pruneau was selected in the first-round of the 2014 CFL Draft out of the Université de Montréal. He has started at safety and strong-side linebacker, recording 356 defensive tackles, 61 special teams tackles, ten interceptions, four sacks, four forced fumbles, and one touchdown in 104 career games.

The 32-year-old won a Grey Cup with the Redblacks in 2016 and was named an East Division all-star in 2017.

Ottawa also placed strong-side linebacker Don Unamba on the one-game injured list due to a bicep injury. He will be replaced by rookie American defensive back Frankie Griffin who will be making his first career CFL start.