Army starting quarterback Angel Santiago participated in a walkthrough practice Thursday morning and is on schedule to play against Eastern Michigan Saturday at Michie Stadium.
Santiago left in the second quarter of last week’s loss at Boston College with a left ankle injury.
“Right now, the ankle is feeling a lot better,” said Santiago, who has started Army’s first six games. “I’ve been going to treatment every single game and it’s feeling a lot better.”
Army coach Rich Ellerson said Santiago was held out of Wednesday’s practice as a precaution and his junior quarterback will practice at full speed Friday.
“”He said he feels fine,” Ellerson said. “We’ll see what that means. Right now, the decision is he’s going to play. The question iswhat is that going to look like. We’ll know more tomorrow. Practice will be fast and at game speed. We felt like if we pushed yesterday (Wednesday) we might have set him back.”
Ellerson said his team needs Santiago under center against Eastern Michigan, a 1-4 team that Army can’t take for granted.
“This is going to be a donnybrook,” Ellerson said. “This team kicked (crap) out of us a year ago. It wasn’t a fluke. They kicked the (crap) out of us.”
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