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Tate flies back to Calgary for MRI on injured left shoulder

TSN.ca Staff

7/8/2012 7:04:54 PM

The Calgary Stampeders could soon know how long they'll be without the services of starting quarterback Drew Tate.

Tate has flown back to Calgary with an MRI scheduled for Tuesday to see the extent of the damage to his injured left shoulder.

The 27-year-old pivot was injured rolling to his left in Saturday's loss to the Toronto Argonauts in just the Stampeders' second possession of the game. He braced himself for a hit from Argos tackle Derrick Summers but was forced from the game after staying down on the field for some time.

Stampeders head coach John Hufnagel told TSN's Katherine Dolan yesterday he expects Tate to be out indefinitely. The coach believed the injury to be either a separation or dislocation.

The rest of the Stampeders, meanwhile, have flown to Kingston, ON for team workouts at Queen's University ahead of the team's Week 3 match-up against the Montreal Alouettes. That game can be seen live on TSN on Thursday at 7pm et/4pm pt.

Tate led the Stampeders to a touchdown on its opening drive of the game, completing a touchdown pass to Rob Cote at 3:36 of the first quarter after marching 69 yards down the field.

In two starts with this season, Tate has completed 30 of 41 pass attempts for an average of 8.9 yards per pass. He has thrown for two touchdowns and two interceptions.

Tate is in his fourth season with the Stampeders, having completed 184 of 272 passes, throwing 17 touchdowns and seven interceptions.