FSU Football vs. Louisville: Injury Report And Impact

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Sep 10, 2016; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles fans cheer prior to the game against Charleston Southern at Doak Campbell Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Glenn Beil-USA TODAY Sports

FSU football has a huge ACC Atlantic division matchup against No. 10 Louisville on Saturday. We provide the injury report and impact for both teams.

Coach Jimbo Fisher met with the media on Thursday after Florida State wrapped up practice before heading to Kentucky to take on Louisville.

Coach Fisher indicated the team had a good week of practice and he likes their mindset. He also talked about how difficult it is to play three games in 12 days.

He addressed some injuries to the team in the video below and the full Florida State injury report is below.

Complete Florida State injury report:

Out

  • Derwin James S (knee)
  • Ja’Vonn Harrison WR (migraines)
  • Derrick Kelly OL (knee)
  • Darvin Taylor OL (shoulder)
  • Corey Martinez OL (knee)

Out For Season:

  • Sh’Mar Kilby Lane LB (academics)
  • George Campbell WR (core)
  • Keith Bryant DE (foot)
Sep 5, 2016; Orlando, FL, USA;  Florida State Seminoles tight end Ryan Izzo (81) catches the ball for a touchdown against the Mississippi Rebels during the second half at Camping World Stadium. Florida State Seminoles defeated the Mississippi Rebels 45-34. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 5, 2016; Orlando, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles tight end Ryan Izzo (81) catches the ball for a touchdown against the Mississippi Rebels during the second half at Camping World Stadium. Florida State Seminoles defeated the Mississippi Rebels 45-34. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

FSU Injury Report

According to Jimbo Fisher, the offensive line will be bolstered by the return of Kareem Are and Wilson Bell.

Are missed the first two games with Derrick Kelly starting in his place. Now the two will switch places. The addition of these two players should be huge as they prepare to go up against a physical Louisville front.

FSU football will also get senior safety Nate Andrews back who had been battling a calf injury. Senior fullback Freddie Stevenson will also return to action after missing the last game against Charleston Southern.

Sophomore defensive end Josh Sweat wasn’t mentioned by Jimbo Fisher, he apparently was injured Thursday at practice. His status is unknown at this time.

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Sep 1, 2016; Louisville, KY, USA; Louisville Cardinals linebacker Keith Kelsey (55) reacts during the second half against the Charlotte 49ers at Papa John

L’Ville Injuries and Impact

The Louisville Cardinals will be coming into this huge showdown against FSU football relatively healthy.

They only have two players listed on the injury report.

  • Ja’Quay Savage (WR) Questionable
  • Cornelius Sturghill (DB) Out for Season

The injury report was last updated on September 11.

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Oct 10, 2015; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles running back Dalvin Cook (4) runs past Miami Hurricanes linebacker Raphael Kirby (56) after catching a pass for a 36-yard touchdown, his second of the first quarter, at Doak Campbell Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports

Conclusion

Aside from losing Derwin James for the next 5-7 weeks, the FSU football team is relatively healthy despite playing so many games in such a short time frame. That is until rumors about Josh Sweat being injured today emerged from multiple sources.

Sweat reportedly did not make the team flight to Louisville and the severity of the injury isn’t known. Jacob Pugh is listed as Sweat’s backup and true freshman Brian Burns is capable of filling in as well. It would be a big blow to the defense if Sweat is unable to play on Saturday.

There is no replacing Derwin James, but the experience of Nate Andrews should be able to help with making sure players are aligned properly. Hopefully, it’ll limit the big play ability of Louisville as well.

The return of Freddie Stevenson is big in that he has tons of experience, and has spent almost his entire career blocking for Dalvin Cook. He’ll also be adept at helping in pass protection.

The return of the offensive linemen is big. They will have to play well to give Deondre Francois an opportunity to make plays. The same also goes for Dalvin Cook.

It’ll be extremely tough for FSU football to defeat Louisville missing two of its best defensive players. Stay tuned to Chop Chat for more FSU football news and coverage.

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