Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Hamilton Tiger-Cats Not Optimistic about Injury to Receiver Jalen Saunders

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Hamilton Tiger-Cats Not Optimistic about Injury to Receiver Jalen Saunders

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Ticats not optimistic about Saunders' injury

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HAMILTON - Head coach June Jones isn't optimistic about receiver Jalen Saunders returning to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats anytime soon.

Saunders was carried off the field with an apparent knee injury in the second quarter of Hamilton's 42-28 home win over the Toronto Argonauts on Monday and didn't return.

On Wednesday, Jones suggested Saunders' injury was season-ending.

"I think we got bad news," Jones told reporters at Tim Hortons Field. "I'm not sure exactly what it all entails but it sounds like he's out for the year."

Hamilton (5-6) will face Toronto (3-7) in the Labour Day rematch Saturday afternoon at BMO Field.

The five-foot-nine, 171-pound Saunders was enjoying a solid 2018 campaign with 45 catches for 739 yards and two TDs. …

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