Florida State star quarterback Deondre Francois is out for the season with a knee damage, in response to a report within the Tallahassee Democrat.
- Florida State QB Deondre Francois suffers knee damage
- May have surgical procedure, out for the season
- Head coach Jimbo Fisher to carry press convention Monday
The report states that the previous Olympia Excessive Faculty and IMG Academy standout may have surgical procedure as quickly as Tuesday to deal with a patella tendon damage in his left knee.
Florida State officers say that Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher will handle the Francois state of affairs in his press convention on Monday.
Francois was harm within the fourth quarter of FSU’s 24-7 loss to prime-ranked Alabama within the Seminoles opening recreation of the 2017 season in Atlanta on Saturday night time.
The redshirt sophomore Heisman trophy candidate landed awkwardly after being hit by Crimson Tide security Ronnie Harrison and was helped off the sector with out with the ability to put any weight on his left leg.
He was then handled in a medical tent on the sideline earlier than rising with crutches and a brace on his leg earlier than being carted out of Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Francois is more likely to be granted one other redshirt season resulting from the truth that the damage passed off within the opening recreation of the season.
Freshman James Blackman completed the Alabama recreation for the Seminoles, and Fisher indicated in his publish recreation press convention that Blackman would get the primary crack on the beginning job if Francois was to overlook time.
The 6-foot-5 Blackman was a 3-star recruit out of Glades Central Excessive Faculty, and he had a powerful fall camp to earn the backup job behind Francois.
Francois seemed sharp early within the Alabama recreation and completed 19-33 for 210 yards with 1 landing cross and two interceptions.
He threw for three,350 yards with 20 touchdowns and 7 interceptions as a redshirt freshman.
Francois was anticipated to steer the third-ranked Seminoles into nationwide title rivalry this season, so dropping him for the season shall be an enormous hurdle for FSU to beat.