April 17, 2006

Toal is ready to rebound

Linebacker Brian Toal had a slightly down year last season even before suffering nerve damage while making a tackle in the North Carolina State game. The linebacker made some very big plays for the Eagles on defense and offense, but was keyed on more by opposing offenses and is still recovering from his injury.

"I'm getting a lot better, stronger and a full range of motion in my arm. I still have to stay away from contact, but I'm almost back to 100%. I should be full strength for camp this summer," he said. "The medical staff has told me that my strength will return to 100%, but there is a chance it may not fully recover. I might be tentative when I first hit the field, but once I get into the game I'll be fine."

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