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Calvillo going under the knife on non-throwing shoulder

The Canadian Press

11/19/2012 4:18:00 PM

MONTREAL - It's become the number one question of the Alouettes' off-season in recent years: Will Anthony Calvillo return?

Less than 24 hours after the Toronto Argonauts ended their season, the Alouettes were back at Olympic Stadium to gather their belongings and say their goodbyes for the winter months. And while the Eastern Final loss still stung, Calvillo wasn't about to make a rash decision on his future.

"When the season's over, you're just an emotional wreck, to be honest. You're very drained mentally, you just want to take a break and make sure you make the best decision possible so that's what I'm going to do," he said. "I'm going to take a couple of weeks, relax with the family and then evaluate from there.

"I just don't want to let this drag on too long."

In a season that saw him celebrate his 40th birthday, the veteran quarterback was at the top of his game once again, reaching new heights in what has already been a remarkable career. Calvillo finished his 19th CFL campaign -- 15th with the Alouettes -- with 5,082 passing yards, making him the first pivot in league history to hit 5,000 yards in a single season seven times in his career.

He also threw for 300 yards in eight straight games, breaking Doug Flutie's single-season record set in 1991 with the B.C. Lions.