Monday 21 June 2010

Jimenez Out

It looks like new Offensive Tackle Jason Jimenez will be out for at least the season opener at Winnipeg on July 2nd. Apparently, Jimenez injured his knee in yesterday's 38-20 pre-season win over Winnipeg.

Jimenez was one of the big gets of the past off-season. He brings a lot of nastiness to the field when he plays. For the team, and Jimenez's sake, I hope this is only a minor injury.

It will be interesting to see what the Cats do to replace Jimenez. Maybe Rottier, maybe a player cut from another team, maybe a trade (that about covers it all, right?). The route the Ti-Cats take will likely be a tip as to how long Jimenez might be out.


  1. In the short time he played yesterday, he failed to impress me, and this was against a Bomber D-line that was not employing 3 veteran players.

    I wouldn't be surprised if the team finds another solution at RT.

    After all, they need some SOLID linemen to protect Tafralis. ;-)

  2. Fair assessment. I will admit that I usually don't pay too much attention to the O-Linemen (sacrilege seeing as I was one way back when). Maybe, since he was the one of the few new players this year, it was going to take him time to get comfortable.

  3. Could also be that the knee was hampering him right from the opening kickoff.

    The fact they're talking about him *missing* at least one game probably means the coaches have seen enough to like.