Duke Williams, Dan Clark leave Riders practice with suspected lower-body injuries

Two of Saskatchewan’s starting twelve offensive players left practice with suspected injuries on Tuesday, according to multiple reports.

Murray McCormick of the Regina Leader-Post reported that receiver Duke Williams “walked slowly to the locker room” after receiving attention from the training staff, while CJME’s Britton Gray reported that centre Dan Clark was “barely able to walk” as he left the field.

Williams has started two games at boundary slotback since signing with Saskatchewan following a two-year stint with the Buffalo Bills, recording six receptions for 77 yards.

Clark has started all eleven games for the Riders at centre this season, helping lead a relatively young offensive line. He was named a CFL all-star for the first time in 2019.

Head coach Craig Dickenson told the media after practice that Williams is dealing with “a little bit of a hamstring” and was “smart” to step out of practice when he felt he needed to do so. He also said that Clark “rolled an ankle” and the team is “hopeful he’ll be alright.”

The Riders are coming off a 19-14 victory over the Montreal Alouettes on Saturday, which gave them sole possession of second place in the West Division at 7-4. They are scheduled to visit Commonwealth Stadium on Friday night for a game against the last-place Edmonton Elks (2-8).

Saskatchewan sits two points ahead of the third-place Calgary Stampeders (6-6), though the Stamps hold the season series by virtue of their 2-1 head-to-head record against the Riders.

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