Alouettes' Kyries Hebert hurts ankle in practice, calls it a bug bite

Safety Kyries Hebert insists it was a bug bite and not a left ankle sprain that caused him to limp off the field at the Montreal Alouettes practice on Wednesday.
Montreal Alouettes safety Kyries Hebert had 48 defensive tackles and led the CFL in special teams tackles with 28 this season. (Graham Hughes/Canadian Press)

Safety Kyries Hebert insists it was a bug bite and not a left ankle sprain that caused him to limp off the field at the Montreal Alouettes practice on Wednesday.

He was joking, of course, but the team hopes the injury is not serious and that he will be able to play in the East Division final against the Toronto Argonauts at Olympic Stadium on Sunday.

"I'm OK. I think an ant bit me," Hebert said. "I'm going to get some Neosporin and get the bump down. It'll itch but I'll be all right."

Coach Marc Trestman said Hebert suffered "a little sprain.

"He appears to be OK but we've got to see how much it swells up. We'll see [Thursday]."

Hebert had 48 defensive tackles and led the CFL in special teams tackles with 28 this season.