‘He’s gonna get some X-rays on it’: Riders’ kicker Brett Lauther misses practice dealing with injury

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Saskatchewan Roughriders kicker Brett Lauther was not on the field for Tuesday’s practice at Mosaic Stadium due to a hand injury, which occurred in Saturday’s Week 4 game against the Montreal Alouettes.

After practice head coach Craig Dickenson said Lauther “thinks he might have broke a hand.”

“He’s gonna get some X-rays on it,” said Dickenson. “After the game, he said: ‘I don’t know how these guys do it’ because he got in on a couple of tackles.” 

Lauther is currently sitting second in the CFL with 12 field goals, his longest of the season being a 57-yarder which he hit on Saturday.

“If he can’t go Henry Nell will be our kicker and I’m confident Henry can do the job,” said Dickenson.

The 23-year-old Nell is one of Saskatchewan’s Global players and hails from South Africa. He dressed for three games with the Riders last season but did not attempt a kick.

Lauther wasn’t the only Rider who missed Tuesday’s practice. Receiver Duke Williams was not on the field due to a hip injury and defensive back Nick Marshall is dealing with a knee injury. 

“All three of them are legit injuries that we’re a little worried about, but hopefully they’re not too bad. I should know more later today,” said Dickenson.

“We expect all three of them to play, but we gave them the day off today. They probably couldn’t have practiced today. Hopefully, tomorrow they’ll feel better.”

Olivia Lawrence is a University of Regina School of Journalism graduate who covers the Saskatchewan Roughriders for 3DownNation.