JC Sherritt, the Edmonton Eskimos middle linebacker and defensive captain, is finished for the season after rupturing the Achilles tendon in his left leg during the season-opening Edmonton win over the B.C. Lions on Saturday.
Sherritt, the CFL’s most outstanding defensive player in 2012, is in his seventh year with the team. He came up lame on a second-quarter play that didn’t see any contact with him.
It is rumoured the Eskimos may sign former Argos and Riders linebacker Greg Jones to replace him.