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FSU practice report: Several 'Noles absent

News, notes, and observations from the day's Florida State practice.

David Visser

Post-practice update: Jimbo Fisher just spoke with media, and let us know that Derrick Mitchell had back surgery and has played his last game for FSU. He also told us that Lamarcus Brutus broke his hand against Florida and had minor surgery, but that he'll be ready to play against Houston. Ryan Izzo missed practice due to a family emergency, and Chad Mavety was absent with the flu.

The 'Noles returned to the practice facility for the second straight day today, but it's the first time media has been allowed to observe since Peach Bowl preparations began. Representatives from the bowl were present as FSU stayed inside the IPF on a drizzling afternoon.

Injured/Not Present

I didn't see a number of players at practice, including offensive linemen Chad Mavety and David Robbins, tight end Ryan Izzo, running back Mario Pender, and defensive tackle Derrick Mitchell.


The first team OL consisted of Rod Johnson, Kareem Are, Alec Eberle, and Wilson Bell, and Brock Ruble, left to right, and the twos were Ethan Frith, Joshua Peters, Corey Martinez, Ryan Hoefeld, and Keith Weeks.

Dalvin Cook was not wearing an ankle brace of any kind, although fellow RB Johnathan Vickers was in a non-contact jersey, as was Mavin Saunders.


Lamarcus Brutus was in a non-contact jersey as well, and his left arm and hand were in a cast. He had it wrapped up after the Florida game, and when I asked him that night if he was alright, he replied that he was fine. Linebacker Ro'Derrick Hoskins was practicing in a left knee brace.

Up Next

We'll talk to Jimbo Fisher after practice, and then tomorrow's practice will be closed before FSU opens up to media again on Wednesday.