Friday, September 26, 2008

App injury list suddenly lengthy

Appalachian State, which got through its first two games virtually unscathed, heads into tomorrow 7 p.m. game with Presbyterian in Boone with a suddenly lengthy injury list.

The Mountaineers will be missing both their starting DEs--Tony Robertson injured a foot last week at James Madison and is expected to miss at least six weeks, and Quavian Lewis (bruised knee) is questionable for the contest and almost certain not to start. That means freshman Lanston Tanyi should start for Lewis and sophomore Jabari Fletcher is likely to play in place of Robertson.

Freshman starting CB Dominique McDuffie suffered a season-ending knee injury in practice and will almost certainly be redshirted. He will be replaced in the lineup at right corner by sophomore Jared Reine.

Another freshman, Ed Gainey, will back up at both cornerback positions.

Finally, senior WR James Hill, not a starter but perhaps the team's fastest player, injured an ankle in practice and will miss the game.

His availability for future games has not yet been determined.

-- Stan Olson


Anonymous said...

that is terrible, JMU plays dirty and took a bunch of cheap shots, that is why these guys are hurt

Anonymous said...

Bring it on. Needs some playing time. So step up with PC coming into the ROCK...

Anonymous said...

You have got to be kidding me with McDuffie going out....regardless of him being a freshmen, he was a player!!

The news gets worse for App Nation...

Do NOT count us out though, we will be there when it counts!!


Anonymous said...

Don't count ASU out! We've played with backups before these past three years, and look what it's got us.