Stampeders' Tate leaves game with left shoulder injury

The Canadian Press

7/7/2012 8:15:18 PM

TORONTO -- The Calgary Stampeders lost quarterback Drew Tate in the first quarter of their game Saturday against the Toronto Argonauts to an apparent left shoulder injury, and the Stampeders say he will not return.

Tate is expected to be out indefinitely, according to Stampeders coach John Hufnagel. The coach told TSN's Katherine Dolan that the injury is either a separation or dislocation.

He will most likely fly back to Calgary to get an MRI and see the extent of the damage.

Tate was injured rolling out to his left to open Calgary's second possession of the game. He put his left arm down to brace himself while being hit by Toronto's Derrick Summers.

Tate remained down for some time before walking off the field, then to the Calgary dressing room. He was replaced by veteran Kevin Glenn.

The 27-year-old pivot guided Calgary to a 69-yard, seven play drive to open the contest that he capped with a four-yard TD strike to Rob Cote at 3:36 of the first quarter.

- with files from TSN's Katherine Dolan