August 7, 2009

App. State star sidelined by foot injury

Appalachian State quarterback Armanti Edwards will miss up to four weeks with a right foot injury, ESPN said.

The three-time All-American was injured this week in a mowing accident at his off-campus residence in Boone, N.C.

School spokesman Mike Flynn said medical privacy laws prevented the university from releasing details.

We're all fortunate and grateful that Armanti wasn't more seriously injured, Coach Jerry Moore said. He's demonstrated many times, (and) his toughness is second-to-none. I'm confident that he'll be back on the field with his teammates as soon as possible.

Edwards, a 6-foot-1 inch, 180-pound senior from Greenwood, S.C., is scheduled to graduate this December after 3½ years.

He has led the Mountaineers to two Football Championship Series titles, and last season won the Walter Payton Award, given to the top offensive player in the FCS annually.