Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Edwards says he'll be ready for The Citadel

Appalachian State QB Armanti Edwards, who rolled his left ankle in Saturday's victory over Presbyterian, says the sprain is healing nicely and he expects to be ready for Saturday's Southern Conference opener with The Citadel in Boone.

"It's doing pretty good; we're just going day-to-day right now," he said on a morning conference call. "I'm expecting to play on Saturday."

Edwards, who didn't practice on Monday, said "hopefully tomorrow," when asked when he expected to practice again.

Asked about the play on which he suffered the injury, Edwards said, "I got tackled from behind. He fell before me and I stepped on his foot and rolled it."

The conference opener is a game he's determined to play in.

"It's just like the playoffs start this week for us," he said. "It's either win or go home. It's a different season; we consider the four games we just played preseason. Right now the real season begins."

Edwards puts it that way because Appalachian is 2-2 after four non- conference games, and any more losses could hurt the team's chances of making the playoffs after three straight national titles.

--Stan Olson


Anonymous said...

Actually, this week is the start to the 'real' season. Winning the SOCON is the coach's highest priority coming into the season because that gets ASU into the playoffs. So App could lose all 4 OOC games and still make the playoffs.

Darian said...

I love APP Football. But if the D doesn't step up and make some plays it want matter if edddie is in or out.