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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Like most offseasons, several Florida State Seminoles underwent surgical procedures and only five players are slated to miss spring practice according to head coach Jimbo Fisher.
Offensive guards Jacob Fahrenkrug (left shoulder), Garrett Faircloth (hip), offensive lineman Daniel Foose (lower back), defensive tackle Jacobbi McDaniel (ankle) and defensive end Bjoern Werner (right shoulder) will all miss spring practice while rehabbing from those procedures. The Seminoles take to the field for spring practice on Mar. 19 before concluding with the annual Garnet & Gold Spring Game on Apr. 14 at 4 p.m. in Doak Campbell Stadium.
Quarterback EJ Manuel sustained a fractured fibula in his left leg in the Champs Sports Bowl win over Notre Dame, but has healed nicely making him available for spring practice.
Other Seminoles who had some arthroscopic procedures but will take part in spring practice are defensive tackle Darious Cummings (knee), Dustin Hopkins (left knee), Anthony McCloud (knee) and Xavier Rhodes (left knee). Safety Karlos Williams, who sustained a wrist fracture in the regular season finale at Florida, had successful surgery and is expected to practice this spring.
Chris Thompson, who had a season-ending back injury at Wake Forest in the fifth game of 2011, is expected back for spring practice. Running back Devonta Freeman has been rehabbing a lower back injury, but also is expected to participate in spring practice.
I really wish the lineman were available. While we were not expecting any of those 3 to start per se, the competition would have been nice.
"Some people think football is a matter of life and death, I assure you, it is much more serious than that."
Offensive line injuries... sigh
Maybe my head has been in the ground but, this is the first i heard of werner.
Wow EJ is a beast.
I'd bet both Cloth and Krug became injured against BC, because the OL really regressed starting with the Miami game.
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A lot of reps for the young guns so they should be prepared for fall ball, but we will see. Will be interesting to see the switches and how they change some aspects to the team as from an X and Os standpoint. I will make the pilgrimage this spring as I have for years and will do so for many more this is the most excitement I have had about FSU football in a long time. Go Noles
When in the game did EJ get hurt?
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Will Hopkins Knee injury affect his kicking
It's his left knee and I'm pretty sure he's a righty so hopefully not.
Yea DH is a righty but that means he has a procedure on his plant leg, which is as important. I have no idea what procedure it was so it may not affect anything if it was just to clean out cartilage, etc.
So for the spring, we have this to work with at defensive end..
Am I missing anyone?
I don't like that list very much at all.
Yeah but that plant leg is just as important for an specialist
At least the O-Line shouldnt get as dominated during the Spring Game as last year. I'd like our offense to start to gel, maybe this will help...
Yeah... because they only have to block 2 future NFL top 2/3 round draft picks instead of 3
Bush, any word on Demonte getting a few reps at LDE?
I'm glad that we will get to see a lot of Newberry.
And I wish Cloth was in there battling for a job.
Erving definitely has a chance to win one tackle spot. If not, move him back.
Must've missed it but i thought EJ had to have surgery on his shoulder and that he was wearing the shoulder brace until after the season. Guess it healed up
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Very happy to see that Chris Thompson is going to be back. I'm surprised and releived.
He's in the 290's now, and will be two deep this year at defensive tackle with Erving moving to OL.
That's good. His ceiling is much higher at DT IMO
Surgeries on the line are common and the nature of the position. It's better for them to play health than not. They will be back for summer.
Makes sense, bush.
I wouldn't mind seeing a leaner Mitchell at 285 give LDE a shot this Spring. He moved pretty well as a HS senior at LDE.
He would need to drop 20 pounds to get to 285.
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