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Derwin James offers advice to Deondre Francois on his season-ending injury

The junior safety is one player who can empathize with what Francois is going through.

If there’s anyone besides Deondre Francois on the Florida State football roster that knows a thing or two about season-ending injuries, it’s Derwin James.

James, who missed the final 11 games of the 2016 season after suffering a torn meniscus against Charleston Southern, is back in action and said that although he has not yet talked with Francois, he has plenty of advice for him on surviving this difficult time.

“Take it day by day. There are going to be a lot of hard days. Remember to stay humble,” James said. “Just really be a leader off the field and show you care about the team and the guys.”

Jimbo Fisher said in his press conference Monday that Francois’ expected timetable for recovery from his torn patella tendon in his left knee is four to seven months. However, Fisher also said that he expects Francois to take an active role on the sidelines, especially with new starter James Blackman, once he is mobile again after his procedure, which is scheduled for Tuesday.

Derwin James plans to work closely with Florida State Seminoles Football's new starting quarterback, James Blackman.

Posted by on Monday, September 4, 2017