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Riders' Chamblin: Durant's status a game-time decision

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The Canadian Press
7/25/2013 6:33:46 PM
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The boot was off but Saskatchewan Roughriders head coach Cory Chamblin won't rush his decision regarding quarterback Darian Durant's status.

Durant took limited reps in practice Thursday after missing Wednesday's session with his injured right foot back in a walking boot. Chamblin will wait as long as he can before deciding whether Durant will play Saturday in Guelph, Ont., versus the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

"It is a game-time decision and I really mean that," Chamblin told reporters. "He did enough (Thursday) to where he made it through and he got the reads that he needed.

"If it doesn't swell up and do all of those other things, we'll probably see him on game day."

Durant, 30, injured his foot in a 39-28 road win over the Toronto Argonauts on July 11. He wore the boot early last week before shedding it to resume practising and eventually start against Hamilton.

Durant showed no signs Sunday of the foot bothering him, completing 20-of-32 passes for 347 yards and four TDs in a convincing 37-0 home win over the Ticats. Durant also ran twice for 18 yards and was named the CFL's offensive player of the week.

But Durant said Wednesday the foot began bothering him after the game and he put the boot back on to take pressure off it.

Saskatchewan (4-0) is the CFL's only unbeaten team and Durant has been a big part of that. Durant has thrown a league-leading 12 TD passes and has yet to surrender an interception.

But if Durant can't play, sophomore Drew Willy would make his second career CFL start.

Darian Durant (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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