The Roughriders returned to practice on Wednesday but they were without left guard Philip Blake, who is expected to miss time with an quad injury

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders suffered a loss in their latest victory.

During the third quarter of Saskatchewan’s 33-30 win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Sunday, offensive lineman Philip Blake went down with an injury to his right leg.

He didn’t return to the game and was not on the field during the Roughriders walk through at Mosaic Stadium on Wednesday.

After the workout, head coach Corey Mace told reporters Blake is dealing with an injury to his quadriceps/thigh and he will miss an extended period of time.

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“Unfortunately, it’s going to be a longer-term thing,” said Mace. “We don’t really have a timeline yet; still just doing a little bit more looks into exactly what the options are but that won’t be probably short term unfortunately.”

The 38-year-old Blake — who is in his ninth year in the CFL — was also forced to miss time last year with a torn pectoral muscle suffered in the pre-season. The 6-foot-3, 310-pound blocker missed the first 12 games of the year but returned on Sept. 15 and played the final six games.

Despite not knowing the extent of the injury, Mace isn’t counting out a comeback for the veteran again this year.

“Being around Philip before and certainly after what happened last year, if there’s an opportunity to come back, that’s his mentality,” said Mace.

On Sunday, 28-year-old Ryan Sceviour — who the Riders signed this year in free agency — filled in at left guard for Blake for the remainder of the game. He will likely fill the void again this week in the rematch against the Tiger-Cats on Sunday at Mosaic Stadium (5 p.m., TSN).

“With Scevs, that was such a huge get for us in the off-season for specifically something like this,” Mace said of the 6-foot-4, 300-pounder who suited up for 83 games with the Calgary Stampeders from 2018 to 2023 and was named a West Division all-star in 2022.

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“You’ve got a guy who has started a lot of games, won a lot of games, been an all-star and once he settles in … really he’s a starter.”

Bane better

Receiver Shawn Bane Jr. also left Sunday’s game in Hamilton early as he sat out the second half with hamstring tightness.

However, the 29-year-old receiver — who had 125 receiving yards and three touchdowns in Week 1 against Edmonton — was back on the field working with the starters during the walk through on Wednesday and appears to be good to go for Sunday’s rematch.

“I’m good; it was just a precautionary thing,” said Bane, who had four catches for 50 yards in the first half. “We did some evaluations — me and the trainers — and they were just like ‘If you can’t give it your all, don’t do it.’

“I’m much better (now).”

Fellow receiver Jerreth Sterns also took a big hit on the final drive of the game but appears to be fine, as he was also in his regular spot on Wednesday.

Injury report

There were several players who didn’t work out on Wednesday and were listed on the injury report including centre Peter Godber (personal), right tackle Jermarcus Hardrick (ankle), defensive back Rolan Milligan Jr. (neck) and running back A.J. Ouellette (leg) — however, Ouellette was seen taking handoffs and catching the ball during the walk through.

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Defensive back Deontai Williams (foot), linebacker C.J. Reavis (hip), fullback Clint Ratkovich (foot) and defensive back Rodney Clemons (Achilles) were all listed as limited participants.

The Riders are scheduled to hold a full practice on Thursday morning.

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