Argos head coach Dinwiddie not banking on McManis suiting up for Argos

REGINA — Barring an act of God, Ryan Dinwiddie isn't planning on linebacker Wynton McManis playing in Sunday's Grey Cup game.

McManis, who had a team-high 88 tackles this season, suffered a torn bicep in Toronto's 34-27 East Division final win last weekend over the Montreal Alouettes. The Argonauts take on the two-time defending champion Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the CFL championship game at Mosaic Stadium.

"We were holding out hope he could play Sunday (but) it's not looking that way," Dinwiddie said Friday. "He's going to need surgery.

"I feel for Wynton because of what he did to get back into the fold last week, and then to get hurt in the East final. It's just unfortunate."

The six-foot-one, 225-pound McManis missed Toronto's final four regular-season games with a knee injury. He returned for the East final, registering one tackle before being injured.

And Dinwiddie isn't holding out much hope McManis will be able to take to the field Sunday.

"I don't know," he said "Maybe a miracle happens and he feels great Sunday.

"It might be a game-time decision but I'm not leaning in that direction."

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 18, 2022.

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