Tuesday, September 8, 2009

ASU's Edwards expected to play Saturday

Unless he suffers an unexpected setback, Appalachian State quarterback Armanti Edwards is expected to play Saturday when the second-ranked Mountaineers host No. 16 McNeese State at Kidd Brewer Stadium in Boone.

"Armanti will be ready to play on Saturday," Appalachian State coach Jerry Moore said Tuesday.

Edwards missed the entire preseason and the Mountaineers' season-opening loss at East Carolina last Saturday while recovering from a lawnmowing accident that required 35 stitches in his right foot.

Moore said doctors cleared Edwards on Monday to return to practice and games.

"Three or four days ago, he didn't feel he could run on it," Moore said. "These next three or four days add that much more healing."

Moore said he didn't know if Edwards will start against McNeese State but didn't rule it out.

"If he can play and he's ready start, we'll start him," Moore said. "If not, I still think he's going to play."

-- Ron Green Jr


Jonathan N. Seabolt said...

I'm wondering the same thing. Even if Armanti does come back and is able to play, he hasn't really taken a snap in over 5-6 months. He missed Spring ball and Two-a-day's this year and hasn't made a full comeback yet. If he is rusty out of the gate, I'd say play our QB who last week showed ECU a bang for their buck, Travaris Cadet. Maybe Richie Williams has been working with him since he's wearing the, "lucky number 7."

Eric said...

No way - you need to get him going! There is no substitute for senior leadership, and Armanti is just as much of an athlete as Cadet...not to mention a better passer.

If we have any hopes of getting back to Chattanooga, Armanti will get us there.

Cadet will get his chance, and I'm hoping that involves some plays that involve he and Armanti on the field at the same time!