Appalachian State's All-American quarterback Armanti Edwards will be sidelined for 2-4 weeks of practice after sustaining a foot injury in an accident at his off-campus residence on Wednesday afternoon.
GoASU.com reports that Edwards was mowing the lawn at his residence when his right foot was injured by the lawnmower. There are no other details in the website story.
Roommate and teammate Brian Quick transported the 2008 Walter Payton Award winner to Watauga Medical Center, where he was treated and released.
At this time, Edwards is expected to be under center when Appalachian opens the 2009 campaign Sept. 5 at East Carolina. GoASU.com says that Head coach Jerry Moore and everyone on his staff and on the team is grateful Armanti wasn't hurt more seriously, and also says Armanti's toughness is second to none and Coach Moore says he's confident Armanti will be back on the field with his teammates as soon as possible.
The Winston-Salem Journal reports that the injury is just a cut, not structural, and required only some stitches.
The timing of this accident is really tough, as the Mountaineers are scheduled to begin practice Friday for the 2009 season. They open against the Pirates in just four weeks, and you just know Edwards is going to be focused on getting back in the saddle.
His focus and determination have become legendary, and no one can deny there is no one playing football anywhere who is more competitive and hard-working as Armanti Edwards. Lets just hope someone else mows the grass the rest of the summer.