A.C. Leonard injures hip in practice, ’50/50′ for West Final

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders may be without the CFL’s leader in quarterback sacks when they head to Winnipeg for the West Final on Sunday.

According to head coach Craig Dickenson, defensive end A.C. Leonard injured his hip today and had to leave practice early. The coach believes his current status for Sunday’s playoff game is “50/50.”

Also battling the injury bug were receiver Duke Williams and linebacker Micah Teitz. Both are listed as questionable, but did practice Thursday.

Despite missing three games to suspension this season, Leonard led the CFL with 11 sacks in the same amount of games this season. He added 41 tackles, an interception and a forced fumble to that tally, but was snubbed for a CFL West Division All-Star nomination.

In the West Semi-Final last week against Calgary, Leonard notched three tackles and recovered an onside kick at the start of the second half to help propel Saskatchewan to an overtime victory.

In six CFL seasons split between B.C., Ottawa and Saskatchewan, the converted former tight end has 201 defensive tackles and 36 sacks in 84 games.