As is always the case two days before a game, Jimbo Fisher released his team’s official injury report on Thursday evening.
The announcement from Fisher was a highly positive one for Florida State as many of the players who have been dealing with injuries in practice this week are cleared to go.
Sophomore defensive end Josh Sweat, who sat out the USF game with a minor knee injury and was originally given a one-and-a-half to two-week timetable a week ago, will be available for Florida State against North Carolina on Saturday.
Also available for the Seminoles will be junior safety Trey Marshall, who suffered an injury against USF, and defensive tackle Derrick Nnadi, who has been dealing with a nagging foot injury which caused him to be limited against USF.
On offense, Corey Martinez, who worked as the back-up center throughout fall camp before injuring his knee, was not included on Florida State’s official injury report for the first time this season and true freshman wideout Keith Gavin will be available again after missing the USF game.
Those included on the injury report are defensive tackle Darvin Taylor (shoulder) and running back Johnathan Vickers (concussion), who are both out, and the same three players who are listed as out indefinitely in defensive end Keith Bryant (foot), wide receiver George Campbell, and safety Derwin James (knee).
Although James remains out this week, Fisher did share a promising update on his status. He stated that, only three weeks out from the injury, James is already capable of walking without the assistance of crutches but the coaches and staff will not let him yet, ensuring that he does not rush his recovery. No update on how this affects his timetable.