Reports: Seminoles DE Josh Sweat may miss game vs. Cardinals
Florida State starting defensive end Josh Sweat is in danger of missing Saturday’s showdown with Louisville due to a left knee injury suffered in practice on Thursday.
Sweat, a sophomore, didn’t fly with the team to Louisville on Thursday night, according to published reports. It remains possible he could travel at some point on Friday if he is ruled fit to play.
Sweat’s father, William Washington, told 247Sports that he was unsure if coach Jimbo Fisher and team trainers would clear his son to play.
"It’s wait and see," Washington told 247Sports. "Coach Fisher always errs on the side of caution. … If there’s any doubt, he won’t play. But if he can, he will."
Not having Sweat would rank as a second big blow for the second-ranked Seminoles, as they try to slow down the powerful offense of the No. 10 Cardinals.
Florida State lost standout sophomore safety Derwin James for at least five weeks and possibly as many as 10 after he underwent surgery on Tuesday to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee.
Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson’s strong early-season play has catapulted him into a legitimate Heisman Trophy candidate. Jackson totaled 610 yards (411 passing, 199 rushing) in last week’s trouncing of Syracuse.