Three EWU football captains injured
Of the four Eastern Washington football team captains, only offensive lineman Will Post is a certainty to suit up for the Eagles’ home opener Saturday against Montana at Roos Field.
It is the Eagles’ latest home start since 1981.
Senior wide receiver Nicholas Edwards, who suffered a left knee injury on the Eagles’ first offensive play Saturday against Weber State, is out for an undetermined amount of time, head coach Beau Baldwin said Monday.
Another captain, linebacker Zach Johnson, was sidelined with a hamstring injury after the first defensive series at Weber State and is questionable for Montana. A third captain, defensive end Paul Ena, is also questionable since suffering a wrist injury at Washington State on Sept. 8.
Johnson’s backup, J.C. Agen, saw limited action on Saturday and is questionable for Montana with a perctoral injury that kept him out of the first two games of the season.
Two players are back from injury: wide receiver Greg Herd, who suffered a concussion at Washington State, caught four passes for 40 yards at Weber State. And running back Demitrius Bronson (hamstring) had two carries against the Wildcats in his first action of the season.
• The Eagles (2-1 overall, 1-0 Big Sky Conference) moved up two spots to seventh in this week’s Sports Network poll.
Montana (2-2, 0-1), coming off a 41-31 home loss to Northern Arizona, dropped seven spots to 21st.
Montana State remained second in the poll, while NAU, unranked last week, is 22nd.