Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher met with the media after FSU’s final practice in Tallahassee to share the Seminoles’ injury report for its season opener against Ole Miss on Labor Day.
The newly announced addition to Florida State’s injury report is offensive lineman Kareem Are. Are, the first-team left guard for the entirety of fall camp, has not been seen missing at practice this week, but will miss FSU’s opener with a concussion. Although Are’s absence may come as a surprise to some, if you have been paying attention to Tomahawk Nation in the past few days, you would know that Bud Elliott discussed Are’s injury back on Thursday. Redshirt sophomore Derrick Kelly will start in Are’s absence.
Although Are is out, Alec Eberle, who has been in and out of action over the last two weeks with concussion and migraine issues, will play for Florida State, getting the start at center, according to Fisher. However, our sources have indicated that true freshman Andrew Boselli continued to receive most of the first-team reps at center in practice this week, so consider us somewhat skeptical on the Eberle news. It’s possible that FSU repped Boselli so much in case Eberle’s symptoms returned.
The other major announcements from Fisher included the fact that Rick Leonard will start for the ‘Noles at right tackle, confirming what has long been anticipated. He also said that redshirt senior QB Sean Maguire could be available for Florida State on Monday, currently listed as questionable.
Complete Florida State injury report:
OL Kareem Are (concussion)
C Corey Martinez (knee)
OL Cole Minshew (concussion)
DT Darvin Taylor (shoulder)
DE Keith Bryant (foot)
DE Adam Torres (foot)
S Nate Andrews (leg)
WR George Campbell (core muscle)
QB Sean Maguire (foot)