Argos place Aussie punter John Haggerty on six-game injured list

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The Toronto Argonauts are relatively healthy heading into Saturday’s clash with the Montreal Alouettes, save for the specialist position.

Punter John Haggerty has been added to the six-game injured list with a nagging knee issue. The native of Sydney, Australia was an East Division all-star as a rookie in 2022 and currently sits third in the CFL in both gross (48.3) and net (37.1) punting average.

The Argos will be in capable hands during the 28-year-old’s absence, as kicker Boris Bede is expected to handle both duties. With 504 career punts, he boasts a career gross average of 44.3 yards per kick.

British defensive back Tigie Sankoh will draw onto the roster to fulfill the league’s Global player requirement. This is his first appearance of the season, having three defensive tackles and 12 special teams tackles in 15 games over the past two seasons.

Toronto has not made any other changes to their roster from last week’s Labour Day Classic, though Canadian receiver Dejon Brissett (foot) will be a game-time decision. Offensive linemen Trevon Tate and Shane Richards, as well as defensive end Thomas Costigan, will all be healthy scratches.

Remaining on the six-game injured list with Haggerty are defensive backs DaShaun Amos, Robert Priester, Josh Hagerty, and Maurice Carnell IV, linebacker Henoc Muamba, defensive tackle Jared Brinkman, offensive lineman Dariusz Bladek, and fullback Spencer Nichols.

The Argos (9-1) will host the Alouettes (6-5) on Saturday, September 9 at 1:00 p.m. EDT. This is the second meeting between these two teams, with Toronto winning in Week 6 by a score of 35-27.

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