FSU DE Lorenzo Featherston to miss season opener

Florida State opens its season tomorrow against Texas State, but the team will be without a talented member of its defensive line for the game. Brendan Sonnone of the Orlando Sentinel is reporting that sophomore defensive end Lorenzo Featherston will miss the game with a knee injury he suffered a few weeks ago.

Coach Jimbo Fisher said that Featherston had his knee scoped a few weeks back, but had not fully recovered from the procedure. Featherston appeared in seven games last year and had 19 tackles with a sack and a forced fumble.

His absence likely means that five-star freshman Josh Sweat could see some playing time, and Sweat himself is also coming back from a major knee injury. But if he’s ready to go while Featherston is not, and especially since he has looked to be in great shape during camp, there is no reason to believe that Sweat will not receive significant playing time tomorrow.

Campus Sports will update the status of Featherston’s injury as more information becomes available.

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