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FSU’s Jimbo Fisher gives injury updates on Auden Tate, Matthew Thomas

Good news for these key Seminoles’ players.

NCAA Football: North Carolina State at Florida State Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

On his weekly TV show, “The Jimbo Fisher Coaches Show,” shown on Fox Sports Sun, Fisher revealed that Tate had a “slight sprained shoulder, an AC separation,” but said that he would be good.

Two key Florida State starters left Saturday’s loss vs. NC State early due to injuries.

Wide receiver Auden Tate landed on his shoulder after his ninth catch of the game and injured that left shoulder on the play. The junior would not return.

Senior linebacker Matthew Thomas was injured in the first half and went to the sidelines before returning later in the half. It was announced at halftime that he would not return do to a lower back injury.

Head coach Jimbo Fisher said on Monday that both Tate and Thomas are day-to-day and neither will be season-ending.

On linebacker Dontavious Jackson, who was injured in the preseason and has yet to see a snap, the head coach explained that while he was injured, others at the position stepped up and essentially passed him on the depth chart.

Fisher also addressed the recent discussion around players kneeling and sitting for the national anthem. You can read that part of the presser in detail here.

On true freshman QB James Blackman, Fisher was very pleased how he didn’t get too discouraged after starting 1-4 passing. He said the Belle Glade, Fla. native is like that in practice too, where he doesn’t let mistakes get to his head.

You can read more from the press conference here.