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Injury Updates: Florida State football QB Deondre Francois leaves game vs. Miami

The redshirt sophomore was injured in the first quarter of Saturday’s game.

Florida State v Miami Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Update on latest injury: Francois has his helmet on, and is back inside the huddle on Florida State’s next drive.

New injury update: Deondre Francois left the game with another injury following a 59-yard touchdown pass with 8:01 left in the third. He appeared to be in the concussion protocol.

Update: Deondre Francois missed two drives and with 5:40 left in the second quarter, was back on the field.


On the very last play of the first quarter against Miami, Florida State QB Deondre Francois was driven to the ground, and appeared to injure his right, throwing shoulder. Before the injury, Francois had completed four of seven passes for 24 yards and rushed for another 19 yards.

Replacing the redshirt freshman was Sean Maguire, who had been questionable on the injury report coming into every game this season. The senior from New Jersey underwent off-season ankle injury. It was Maguire’s first time playing in a game this season, as in earlier games, Fisher had opted to go with J.J. Cosentino.

Behind the trio, Florida State has Jake Rizzo, a freshman walk-on quarterback. Freshman Malik Henry was not spotted in warm up drills and is not believed to be with the team in Miami.

In his first five games of the season, Francois had thrown for 1,323 yards and seven touchdowns on a 62.7% completion percentage.