Alouettes’ RB William Stanback limited in practice due to ankle injury

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Montreal Alouettes’ running back William Stanback was a limited participant in practice on Monday due to an ankle injury, according to the team’s injury report.

The six-foot, 233-pound ball carrier recorded 193 carries for 1,176 yards and three touchdowns over 12 games last season, leading the league in rushing for the first time in his career. He also caught 16 passes for 114 yards and was named a CFL all-star.

The three-year veteran has been an explosive player since he joined the Alouettes in 2018, rushing for 2,763 yards and eight touchdowns over 42 career games.

Defensive back Najee Murray missed practice due to a foot injury, while linebacker Jarnor Jones was a limited participant due to a hand injury.

The Alouettes are scheduled to visit the Calgary Stampeders on Thursday evening to open the 2022 CFL regular season. Head coach Khari Jones named Vernon Adams Jr. as the club’s starting quarterback for the contest.

The Stampeders have 13 players listed on their injury report, most notably defensive back Elie Bouka (hamstring), defensive back Branden Dozier (calf), and receiver Jalen Philpot (hamstring).