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FSU receiver Nyqwan Murray to miss spring practice with knee injury

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A tough setback for the Seminoles out wide.

NCAA Football: Florida State at Clemson Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

Just the other day, I wrote about Florida State’s young, largely inexperienced receiving corps, and how senior wideout Nyqwan Murray would need to play a pivotal part in leading the group this season. Nothing has changed about the need for Noonie’s leadership— he’ll just have to provide it from the sideline, for the time being.

Murray, easily FSU’s most experienced pass catcher entering the 2018 season, will not partake in the remainder of spring practice, due to a knee injury. As first reported by Tim Linafelt of Seminoles.com, Murray will miss time after suffering what appears to be a “slight meniscus tear.” FSU fans will recall this as the injury that sidelined former Florida State DB Derwin James in 2016, although the treatment can vary greatly. James underwent a long-term surgery that repaired the meniscus, whereas simply cleaning it up some is also an option, one that typically expedites the injured player’s return. From the early, optimistic reports about Murray’s timeline, the latter sounds more probable.