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Eskimos linebacker Sherritt out indefinitely after thumb surgery

Edmonton Eskimos' JC Sherritt, 47, 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 Friday, Nov. 2, 2012.

The Canadian Press

The Edmonton Eskimos have lost all-star linebacker JC Sherritt to injury.

The CFL club announced Tuesday that Sherritt, the CFL's outstanding defensive player last season, recently underwent successful thumb surgery and will be out indefinitely.

The Eskimos said Sherritt sustained the injury in their 30-29 home loss to Hamilton on Aug. 2.

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Edmonton is in Toronto on Sunday night to face the defending Grey Cup-champion Argonauts.

Edmonton also announced it has signed receivers Dominique Edison and Jamar Howard and offensive lineman Miles Mason to the practice roster.

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