April 13, 2009
Backup Eastern Washington University safety Will Edge will probably miss the 2009 season after suffering a dislocated left ankle and broken fibula in Saturday's (April 11) spring football scrimmage at EWU, according to head coach Beau Baldwin.
Edge, a junior from Tacoma, Wash. (Mount Tahoma HS '06) who has lettered the last two seasons as a backup at free safety and strong safety, had surgery on Sunday. Baldwin said pins used to repair the injury won't be taken out until August, and it could take up to a year before Edge is able to play again.
The injury resulted in Saturday's scrimmage to end prematurely, and Baldwin said it would be resumed at the end of this Wednesday's practice (April 15) at about 5:30 p.m. at the EWU Sports and Recreation Center playing fields. The team ran 35 situational plays on Saturday, but was going to end the day with a more game-like, full-field scrimmage. Baldwin said that portion of the scrimmage will take place Wednesday and will consist of between 20-25 plays.
Eastern will have a full scrimmage next Saturday (April 18) at 12:30 p.m. before playing its annual Red-White Game on April 25 at 2 p.m. at Woodward Field. Spring practice concludes on April 30.