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Florida State injury updates: Purdy to “focus on rehab for remainder of spring,” Shrader sidelined

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FSU head coach Mike Norvell gives two injury updates, one of them on redshirt freshman quarterback Chubba Purdy

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During Thursday’s post-practice media availability, Florida State head coach Mike Norvell gave two injury updates. The first was on redshirt freshman quarterback Chubba Purdy.

During fall camp in 2020, Purdy broke his collarbone just weeks before the start of the season. He also had surgery in his non-throwing, left shoulder due to an infection. Norvell talked about the young signal-caller’s status.

“With Chubba, we made a decision as he has been going through his rehabilitation process coming off the fall. He’s had a really good first four practices,” said Norvell. “We’re gonna focus the rest of this spring with him just on his rehab process. Getting back to 100 percent as we get going into the summer program.”

“The growth and development that he has had mentally, getting a chance to see him going through the first four practices, he’s done some good things,” Norvell continued. “We just want to make sure in all aspects that he is going to be 100 percent once we get going for the summer conditioning program with what we’re doing there.”

Later in 2020, Purdy returned to action in three games, starting one. In his only start against N.C. State, he completed 15 of 23 passes for 181 yards and 2 touchdowns and ran the ball 12 times for 54 yards.

“His focus the rest of this spring is going to be on just his rehabilitation program, so we are going to continue to work away on that with him.”

In other news, redshirt freshman offensive lineman Thomas Shrader was also sidelined.

“Thomas, he went down today in practice. We’ll evaluate that as we get going. We’ll see where that situation goes here after he gets a chance to get further evaluated.”

Here’s our notebook from Thursday’s spring practice. Coverage will continue with a media session on Saturday as FSU is set for their first scrimmage of the spring.