Just about every CFL fan cringed when four-time Grey Cup champion Ricky Ray was carted off the field Saturday at BMO Field.
Injuries are part of contact sport. When many players suffer what
appears to be a long-term injury, questions generally turn to when that
player may return and what that team will do in the interim.
That wasn’t the case with Ricky Ray.
Not only is the 38-year-old pivot a future Hall of Famer, but more importantly, he is one of the classiest guys in the league.
Teammates, opposing players, fans and media members all have a story of an encounter with Ray.
I do too. They are all positive.
All one has to do is check social media to get a grasp of how much Ray means to this league and this sport.
The flood of well wishes has been overwhelming since the injury.
The fact that every one is worried about his health as opposed to if or when he will get on the field says a lot about the kind of person Ray
is, which is more important than what kind of player Ray is.