The answer is not simple but here is what we know.
1. Gunnar will play and he will start.
2. The status of his injured throwing shoulder, it’s not 100 percent
Coach Butch Carter said Wednesday “We have two game plans, one is Gunnar is good to go and can throw the ball down field and the second game plan is based on perhaps not being ready to stretch the field with his arm.” Anderson has essentially not thrown for 3 weeks and the pain has subsided but how effective he can be with his arm might be determined during Thursday’s practice. He hasen’t thrown in practice in hopes the healing process would accelerate.
Anderson injured his shoulder in the 2nd half of the game at Statesville. He finished the game but could not throw and was handing the ball to his running backs with his non throwing arm. He started the next week against West Iredell but did not attempt a pass, did not run the ball. and did not return for the 2nd half as the Cougar had a big lead.
Carter said Wednesday, “This we know about Gunnar, he’ll give us what he’s got and he’s going to be in there running the offense.”
Here’s something else we know, handing off to the likes of Bryson Godfrey, Devon Weiss, and Jacob Parson is not a bad gig, even if your shoulder hurts.
The game will begins Friday at 7:30 in Greensboro. The Countdown to Cougar Kick-Off begins on the Radio and Worldwide on the Web at 6:30