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Alouettes lose veteran slotback Jamel Richardson to knee injury

In this file photo, Montreal Alouettes slotback Jamel Richardson stretches during a practice Friday, November 16, 2012 in Montreal. On Monday the Alouttes announced they have lost two-time all-star to a knee injury for the remainder of the season.

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The Montreal Alouettes have lost two-time all-star Jamel Richardson to knee injury for the remainder of the season.

Richardson suffered a torn lateral collateral ligament and anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during Sunday's practice.

The six-foot-three, 215-pound slotback is third among the Alouettes this season with 18 catches for 197 receiving yards.

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Richardson reached the 1,000-yard receiving mark for a fifth straight season last year.

Richardson was playing in his 10th season in the CFL. The 31-year-old entered the league with Saskatchewan in 2003 and has played with Montreal since 2008.

The Alouettes (2-3) host the Toronto Argonauts (3-2) on Thursday.

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