The Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Montreal Alouettes will both be without key starters when the teams play on Friday night at Percival Molson Stadium, according to their injury reports.
Defensive tackle Dylan Wynn has been ruled out due to a knee injury after missing both of Hamilton’s practices this week. The five-year veteran has made 31 tackles and four sacks through 12 starts this season, trailing Mason Bennett and Julian Howsare for the team lead by one sack. He has been named an East Division all-star in back-to-back seasons since joining the Ticats in free agency.
Wynn will be replaced by eleven-year veteran Ted Laurent, who has primarily filled a depth role this season. The four-time East Division all-star has made seven tackles, two sacks, and one forced fumble through 12 games this year.
Defensive back Marc-Antoine Dequoy has been ruled out due to what the team has called a “non-football related” issue. The former second-round pick has started 12 games for the team at safety this season, recording 30 defensive tackles, two special teams tackles, three interceptions, one forced fumble, and one touchdown.
Dequoy will be replaced at safety by three-year veteran Tyrice Beverette, according to the team’s depth chart. The 27-year-old has made 37 defensive tackles and 12 special teams tackles over 12 games this season.
The Ticats also listed Canadian receiver Lemar Durant as doubtful due to an ankle injury. The seven-year veteran has made eight receptions this season for 85 yards and one touchdown over seven games as a starter at slotback.
Hamilton (4-9) and Montreal (5-7) are scheduled to play on Friday, Sept. 23 with kickoff slated for 7:30 p.m. EDT. The teams split their two previous meetings this year, which means the winner of Friday’s game will secure the season series.