WKU’s Andrews tweets he’ll sit out Thursday against MTSU

Antonio Andrews has his ankles wrapped up by Indiana State’s Demory Lawshe during a run in WKU’s loss to Indiana State earlier this season. Andrews injured his ankle this past week against Arkansas State and Tweeted that he won’t play Thursday against MTSU.

Brad Stephens

Sophomore running back Antonio Andrews took to social media late Tuesday night to announce he won’t play against Middle Tennessee State.

Tweeted Andrews: “It sucks not playing this week can’t dwell on it gotta get healthy!”

Andrews, who has served as WKU’s primary return man, as well as senior Bobby Rainey’s No. 1 backup, left the Toppers’ loss to Arkansas State Saturday early with an ankle injury.

According to Head Coach Willie Taggart, Andrews used a walking boot Sunday, and was designated as “day-to-day” Monday after shedding the walking boot.

He wasn’t seen in uniform at the Toppers’ practice Tuesday.

Andrews was named the 2009 Kentucky Mr. Football after leading Fort Campbell High School to two straight championships.

This season he has returned 12 kicks for 351 yards, a 29.2 yards per return average.

He also has three punt returns for 27 yards and nine carries for 10 yards.

Taggart said Monday that if Andrews couldn’t play against the Blue Raiders, he expected sophomore Keshawn Simpson and freshman John Evans to spell Rainey.

Simpson doesn’t have any rushing attempts this year, while Evans has one carry for a five-yard loss.