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FSU receiver Da'Vante Phillips has successful surgery

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No. 5 appears to be on the mend.

Da'Vante Phillips
Da'Vante Phillips
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The health of Florida State's young wide receivers was an issue that plagued the 'Noles throughout the 2015 season, as they consistently battled injuries early on, which set back their opportunity to contribute offensively. That trend has shown itself again in 2016 spring ball, but across all levels of experience. Senior Bobo Wilson has yet to suit up, and junior Ermon Lane spent time on the bike on Monday; fellow third-year man Pigg Harrison is in a boot while battling turf toe. And sophomore Auden Tate has missed time as well with a groin injury.

Another player more seriously fighting a groin affliction is sophomore Da'Vante Phillips, from Miami's Central High School. Although I saw Phillips, who probably has the most powerful hands on this FSU team, running routes and catching balls after Fourth-Quarter Drills the other week, he recently underwent surgery. Per his own admission (embedded below), the procedure seems to have gone well, and now Phillips, who will miss the rest of spring, can focus on rehabilitation and returning to the field for fall practice. Phillips appeared in 10 games last season for the 'Noles. At 6-1, 203, he features a solid, powerful build that can help him create separation, particularly in the red zone.