Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher announced after practice on Tuesday evening that freshman outside linebacker Matthew Thomas will miss the remainder of the season due to shoulder surgery.
“He’s done," Fisher said about Thomas after Tuesday's practice. "He’s going to have surgery. Has to get that fixed.”
Thomas, who did not appear in either of Florida State's last two games, missed action against Clemson due to the shoulder injury. Fisher said that the talented freshman was disappointing that his season ended so prematurely.
“Disappointed but not devastated," Fisher said. "He handled it very well.”
In four games of action, Thomas had recorded four tackles, two tackles for loss, and a sack.
He is expected to be able to get a medical redshirt due to the injury.
The former five-star from Miami (Fla.) Booker T. Washington is expected to be a big piece of Florida State's defense for years to come.
Other notes from Tuesday's practice:
• Running back James Wilder Jr. remains day-to-day due to the concussion he suffered against Clemson, per Jimbo Fisher.
• The total number of former players expected to return to Florida State for Saturday’s game where former head coach Bobby Bowden will be honored is 315.
• A limited amount of tickets remain available for Florida State’s game against N.C. State.
• Florida State officially announced on Tuesday that next week’s game against Miami is an official sellout.