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Stamps' Tate could still face surgery, decision coming soon

TSN.ca Staff

7/14/2012 1:05:58 PM

Calgary Stampeders quarterback Drew Tate may still face surgery this season, according to his agent Scott Casterline.

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.

It was originally expected Tate would be able to avoid surgery and miss 4-6 weeks after his initial MRI. The decision on whether or not to have surgery is likely to be determined over the next several days.

The Stamps are still hoping he will miss only 4-6 weeks but surgery would mean end of season for him.

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.