Stanley suffering from back injury, expected to play Saturday

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By: Kevin Keane | WCTV Eyewitness Sports
October 23, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Florida A&M quarterback Ryan Stanley has taken a pounding this year, but every time he's been knocked down he's gotten right back up, and delivered.

This year, Stanley has tallied over 1,500 passing yards and 10 touchdowns. Two weeks ago, he was instrumental in helping lead the Rattlers to an upset victory over North Carolina A&T.

He also hurt his back in the process.

On Tuesday, FAMU head coach Willie Simmons said Stanley has suffered from a bone contusion in his lower back.

Simmons also said while Stanley may not be at 100 percent, he expects him to play Saturday against Morgan State.

"He'll have to tough it out again this week," Simmons said. "Obviously, those things don't heal in a week. Our job on offense is to protect him; I think the offensive line understands the importance of keeping guys off of him, which Morgan has shown they can get after the quarterback. So, it's going to be a tough challenge for us to keep Ryan healthy."

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