JMU QB Lee sidelined by foot injury
(STATS) – James Madison quarterback Vad Lee will miss Saturday’s key CAA Football game at William & Mary because of a left foot injury.
Second-year coach Everett Withers said Lee will not play in the game, but did not describe his quarterback’s injury during the weekly CAA coaches conference call with the media on Monday.
A subsequent JMU news release said Lee will have an MRI on his foot and be evaluated on a week-to-week basis.
He was injured early in the fourth quarter of JMU’s 59-49 loss to Richmond this past Saturday – the Dukes’ first of the season. The redshirt senior was seen hobbling on the sideline and was replaced by sophomore Bryan Schor, who is expected to start for JMU (7-1, 4-1) against nationally ranked William & Mary (5-2, 3-1).
When asked if Lee’s injury is season ending, Withers replied, "I didn’t say that." He didn’t provide a potential timetable for Lee’s return.
Lee ranks first in the FCS in total offense at 375.5 yards per game and has accounted for 29 touchdowns (21 pass, eight rushing) in eight games.
Schor rushed for his first career touchdown and threw for his first score in the fourth quarter against Richmond. He is 8 for 11 for 115 yards and has carried the ball 13 times for 57 yards this season.
"In the process of building a program, you’re only as good as your two," Withers said. "That’s been our mantra, we talk about strength in the unit in our programs. Everybody in our unit has a responsibility to prepare the same, just like a starter. So Bryan’s done an unbelievable job of that. We’ve had people step up because of injury in the past."