Florida State’s miserable injury luck continued in the first half of its rivalry matchup with the Florida Gators on Saturday night. As far as defenders go, the promising young Jaiden Lars-Woodbey was already lost for the season. As was Joshua Kaindoh, one of the Seminoles’ only chances for a legitimate pass rush. Then Marvin Wilson, the defense’s best player, was lost for the season. And now FSU’s leading tackler, Hamsah Nasirildeen, could be done as well.
Nasirildeen (6’4, 215), a junior safety from Concord, North Carolina, was injured during the second quarter in Gainesville, suffering what appeared to be a left leg injury. He was carted off the field and responded to applause by doing the Tomahawk Chop.
Leading both teams with five tackles when he departed, Nasirildeen now has 101 tackles on the season, more than 40 ahead of the next ’Nole. We’ll report back when we get more information about his status.