Saturday, September 29, 2007

Mountaineers' QB Edwards out again

A nagging shoulder injury is keeping Appalachian State quarterback Armanti Edwards out of today's Mountaineers-Elon game at the Phoenix's Rhodes Stadium.

There's pretty good reason to think that Edwards -- who hurt the shoulder against Michigan in the season opener and missed the next two games before playing again last week against Wofford -- might not play again until Appalachian's next Southern Conference game, Oct. 20 against Georgia Southern.

The Mountaineers play nonconference Gardner-Webb next week and then have a bye week. Appalachian should be able to handle Gardner-Webb without Edwards -- who reinjured the shoulder against Wofford -- and with capable backup Trey Elder. So that would give Edwards a full month to recuperate before the big conference game against Georgia Southern. -- DAVID SCOTT