Florida State Players Recovering From Off-Season Surgeries. Will Miss Spring & Aim to be 100% for Summer Workouts

You already knew that QB E.J. Manuel will miss Spring because of shoulder surgery.  And we already knew that OT Zebrie Sanders should be 100% in June after having hip surgery.  And we already knew that QB Christian Ponder will be on a very structured and somewhat limited Spring regimen after undergoing shoulder surgery over Thanksgiving.  OT Antwane Greenlee is still recovering from his devastating August knee injury but will participate some in Spring ball camp.  And we reported a month ago that OL Rhonne Sanderson had leg surgery (turns out it was ankle).  Apparently Sanderson will participate in Spring, though he may be somewhat limited. 

Now comes word that DT Moses McCray is out for Spring due to elbow surgery.  The Elbow has bothered Moses for what we think is two years, after he dislocated it in 2008.  The important thing is that he gets the elbow right as quickly as possible so that he can lift in the off-season weight program and be a huge beast inside this year for the 'Noles. 

OT is Garrett Faircloth is out after undergoing hip surgery.  Not much info on this one.  In the linked piece, Andrew Carter mentions that OG David Spurlock will fully participate after having a minor knee procedure and C A.J. Ganguzzais also cleared for full participation after having an elbow cleanout. 

Another note: No need to panic about any of these guys missing time. Most of the above procedures were routine and minimal. After end of any season, it's not uncommon for several players to undergo some routine maintenance. Especially those who play either on the offensive or defensive line.

Off-season surgery is extremely common and isn't really anything to worry about.  I profiled this in: Florida State Weekend In Review: 'Nole Fans Conditioned to Overreact to Everything.  These guys are not rookies and, for the most part, don't really need Spring ball.  They do need to be healthy over the summer to get bigger, stronger, and faster, and absolutely need to be healthy for the start of the season.  

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