VANCOUVER (NEWS113) – The BC Lions have some question marks at the receiver position as the team prepares for a Friday night visit by the Edmonton Eskimos.  The good news is that star pass-catcher Geroy Simon is planning to play despite breaking a finger on his left hand attempting to catch a pass in their 23-20 loss to the Saskatchewan Roughriders over the weekend.

“My finger’s fine, I’m ready to go. It’s an open wound so I don’t want to re-open it right now, but I’m fine to play,” says Simon after he was used sparingly in today’s practice in Surrey. 

Simon only caught a couple of passes to avoid any chance of infecting the would.  He says he has played with similar injuries before and will tape up the finger for the upcoming game.

Lions will also return receiver Shawn Gore from a hamstring injury.  The Canadian receiver was hurt late in the Lions’ July 6th victory over the Hamilton Tiger Cats.  

The most unhappy BC Lion today in Surrey was receiver Kierrie Johnson.  The rookie Lion says he will just have to get through the next six to eight weeks of rehab.  Johnson, who suffered a broken arm scoring his first career CFL touchdown on Saturday, says he hopes to be back for the playoff run in October.