Andy Schmitt

Submitted by Eric on September 21st, 2009 at 6:50 PM

I just got done talking with a friend of mine who started for Eastern on Saturday. Apparently the word is, Schmitt's knee injury is career ending. Sad story for a kid who probably had an outside shot at making an NFL roster.

Also, my friend was telling me how loud it was on the field. He said it was very hard to make calls at times because of the noise.



September 21st, 2009 at 7:00 PM ^

sucks for the kid and hope he has a speedy recovery. there must be something about that part of the field cause that was damn close to the area when fargas had his knee blown up.

Bando Calrissian

September 22nd, 2009 at 6:05 PM ^

When Fargas got hurt, the x-rays looked so bad there was legitimate concern he would have trouble walking normally again. Horrendous break. It's amazing he was able to spring back from that.

I feel bad for this kid, and I feel bad for Ron English. That's not the way you want your first season in rebuilding a program to go.

The King of Belch

September 21st, 2009 at 7:07 PM ^

Know what happened? Was he hit and just tried to go an extra play and then collapsed like that?

Man, this seems like on of those old astroturf injuries, when a guy would get his leg caught in a seam or something and just tear the knee up.

Good luck to ya, Andy!

oriental andrew

September 22nd, 2009 at 4:34 PM ^

he stepped back, planted his right foot, and went down. it was just one of those fluky things that happens. he did fumble on the way down and brandon graham pounced on it.

i was disappointed in the "Go Blue" cheer when he was on the ground, clearly in pain, with the trainers tending to him. For those that were there, was that a student section thing? Whoever it was, it was a poor display when an opposing player is injured on the turf.


September 22nd, 2009 at 6:24 PM ^

I talked to Andy (went to high school with him) before the MRI results came back. He felt something in his knee a few plays before that he said. The play he dropped was just the straw that broke the camels back. Really weird. I feel awful for him because he is a great kid and has worked his butt off. But he has a good head on his shoulders and will still be successful in whatever other endeavors he pursues I am sure.