Toronto (KAIT) - ASU alum and Toronto Argonauts quarterback Cleo Lemon threw four interceptions last week against the Edmonton Eskimos.
Turned out, it was the least of his worries.
Lemon was knocked out of that game in the fourth quarter with a concussion. He missed Saturday's 27-16 loss to the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Dalton Bell started in Lemon's place.
Cleo's injury status is day-to-day. Head coach Jim Barker isn't taking any chances.
"It's a daily thing and until we're sure there are no issues he won't be participating. We'll find out as the week goes on. If Cleo is 100 percent and can practice and go, Cleo is our starting quarterback," Barker said in a interview with CTV.
Barker has shown tremendous patience with Lemon, continually sticking with the NFL veteran as his starter while he gets used to three-down football on a wider, longer field. Lemon has shown flashes of brilliance and sports a solid 62.8 completion percentage with 2,666 yards. But he has also thrown more interceptions (14) than touchdown passes (10) and offensively Toronto is ranked last overall in passing (233.2 yards per game), total yards (323.1 yards per game) and second-last in scoring (20.2 points per game).
The 6-7 Argonauts will face the Roughriders again this upcoming week. Kickoff is at 4pm on Saturday.