TRANSACTIONS | Aketepe, Hoover added to injured list

Pair of nationals sidelined as regular season approaches

EDMONTON – Dotun Aketepe and Jordan Hoover have been added to the Edmonton Elks' six-game injured list.

The transactions were announced Tuesday morning, as the Elks prepare to open their 2021 CFL regular season schedule on Saturday, August 7 against the Ottawa RedBlacks.

Aketepe, who was in his first CFL season after being drafted in the fourth round of the 2020 CFL Draft, suffered a torn ACL in his right knee early in training camp. The University of Guelph product is set to undergo surgery within the month.

Hoover, meanwhile, was entering his fourth season in Edmonton after being taken 31st overall in the 2017 CFL Draft by the Green and Gold. He has been added to the six-game injured list due to personal reasons.


  • Dotun Aketepe | NAT | DB | 6'0 | 190 LBS | 1997-03-03 | Barrie, ON | Guelph
  • Jordan Hoover | NAT | S | 6'2 | 190 LBS | 1993-03-22 | Sault Ste. Marie, ON | Waterloo
Evan Daum

Evan Daum

VP, Marketing and Fan Engagement, Edmonton Elks Football Club


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The Edmonton Elks are proud members of the Canadian Football League, playing their home games at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta. 

The club has a tradition of excellence with 14 Grey Cup championships (1954-56, 1975, 1978-82, 1987, 1993, 2003, 2005, 2015) and 52 members of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. Since its founding, the club has been community-owned and remains focused on providing outstanding football memories for Edmonton and all of Northern Alberta.


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