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Eskimos linebacker JC Sherritt out indefinitely after re-fracturing thumb

Edmonton Eskimos' JC Sherritt, celebrates getting the CFL record for most tackles in a season against the Calgary Stampeders during second half CFL football action at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton on Nov. 2, 2012. The linebacker is out indefinitely after re-fracturing his left thumb.

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JC Sherritt's thumb woes continue.

The Edmonton Eskimos announced Friday the stalwart middle linebacker is out indefinitely after re-fracturing his left thumb.

The club said the injury occurred during Saturday's 47-25 loss to the Montreal Alouettes.

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Sherritt, the CFL's outstanding defensive player last season, initially fractured his thumb in a 30-29 loss to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Aug. 2.

He required surgery that forced him to miss four games before returning to the club.

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