N.C. A&T starting running back Dominique Drake will be one of “three or four” Aggies players not making the trip to play Bethune-Cookman on Saturday due to injury, A&T head coach Rod Broadway said Monday.

Drake left last Thursday’s loss to Morgan State with an injury to his left lower leg, after landing awkwardly on a tackle in the third quarter.

The junior from Mount Gilead was helped off the field and could not put any pressure on his left foot. He spent the rest of the game on the sideline with crutches and a wrap around his left ankle.

Broadway said Thursday night that the initial prognosis for Drake was a sprain. He said Monday that the team didn’t yet know how long Drake would be out.

Drake, a backup running back for the past two years, won the starting job from two-time 1,000-yard rusher Mike Mayhew before the season and carried 43 times for 185 yards and four scores over the Aggies’ first four games. read more…