Thursday, January 15, 2009

Armanti Edwards' surgery successful

Expect record-setting Appalachian State quarterback Armanti Edwards to return at full strength for his senior year.

Edwards, who finished the season with a nagging knee injury that bothered him in the playoffs, had successful arthroscopic surgery on the joint Wednesday at Watauga Medical Center in Boone. He was one of five Mountaineers to undergo arthroscopic procedures.

Defensive tackle Malcolm Bennett and offensive linemen Corbett Harris and Chris Marshall also had injured knees scoped. All are expected to recover within a month. Their status for spring practice is still uncertain, but all should be healthy for preseason camp, which begins in August.

Also, defensive lineman Daniel Finnerty underwent an arthroscopic procedure in Charlotte to repair an injured shoulder. His recovery time is longer, but not expected to last more than three months.

--Stan Olson