Baltimore CFL quarterback Tracy Ham couldn't finish this game, but he vows he'll start the next one.
Ham twisted his right ankle when sacked by linebacker Marvin Pope in the Calgary Stampeders' 42-16 victory over Baltimore in its CFL regular-season home opener last night before 39,247 at Memorial Stadium.
Ham went out after the hit that occurred on Calgary's first possession of the fourth quarter, and didn't return. John Congemi directed the team the rest of the way.
Ham made light of the injury after X-rays proved negative and he was seated on a stool in front of his locker minutes after the game. He already had had an ice treatment; there was no sign of swelling.
"I'll be fine," Ham said, adding that he'll play in the next game Saturday against the Shreveport Pirates.