Ottawa Redblacks’ linebacker Adam Auclair could be out long-term with hand injury

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Canadian linebacker Adam Auclair was a non-participant in practice with the Ottawa Redblacks on Monday due to a hand injury, according to the team’s injury report.

Martin Comtois of Le Droit reported that Auclair was wearing a cast at practice and appears to be out long-term. The Redblacks have moved him to the six-game injured list on their website.

The six-foot-two, 223-pounder has started the past three games for the club at weak-side linebacker, recording 22 defensive tackles and two special teams tackles. He previously made two defensive tackles and one special teams tackle against the B.C. Lions in a backup role.

The 26-year-old was a first-round pick of the Redblacks in the 2020 CFL Draft out of Université Laval. He dressed for 12 games as a rookie last season and made 12 defensive tackles, eight special teams tackles, and one forced fumble.

Running back William Powell (knee) was also absent from practice, as were receivers Darvin Adams (personal) and R.J. Harris (hip) and defensive back Money Hunter (hamstring).

Ottawa (1-7) is slated to host the Edmonton Elks (2-7) on Friday, Aug. 19 with kickoff scheduled for 7:00 p.m. EDT.