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David Boston, seen in a 2006 preseason game with Tampa Bay, will be out of the Toronto Argonauts' lineup for up to three months due to a stress fracture in his right foot. ((Layne Murdoch/Getty Images))

Toronto Argonauts wide receiver David Boston will have surgery to repair a stress fracture in his right foot Tuesday and will be out of the lineup for 10 to 12 weeks.

The former NFL star is believed to have sustained the injury while warming up prior to a game with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2005. Argonauts' team doctors noticed a problem with Boston's foot prior to this year's training camp and recommended the surgery.

The six-foot-two, 235-pound receiver was placed on the team's suspended list because of the injury, but a second opinion prompted him to return to the team's lineup for the season opener against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Friday.

Boston, 29, made one reception for four yards in Toronto's 23-16 win over the Bombers, but he told head coach Rich Stubler on Saturday that he was electing to have the surgery.

"He came to me and said, '[The] foot is bothering me too much and I need to get it taken care of,'" Stubler told the Toronto Star on Sunday. "He gave it six days and tried, but it's just not going to work out for him.

"We'll go back to the original plan. Hopefully, we'll see him in 10 to 12 weeks."

The former Ohio State standout caught 315 passes for 4,699 yards and 25 touchdowns in the NFL, with the Arizona Cardinals, Miami Dolphins and San Diego Chargers.

His peak years were with Arizona, where he caught 98 catches for 1,598 yards and eight touchdowns in 2001 to earn a spot in the Pro Bowl. He signed with Toronto in April of this year.

With files from the Canadian Press