The Florida State Seminoles are set up for a big Week 3 match up against Louisville, but their defense has taken a hit. Sophomore safety Derwin James suffered a knee injury during the team’s win over Charleston Southern and it could keep him out of action for the foreseeable future.
On Monday, head coach Jimbo Fisher made a radio appearance where he acknowledged James’ injury will force him to “miss time,” according to the Orlando Sentinel.
There were no details on James’ injury nor an exact timeline for his return.
If James is forced to miss this weekend’s game against Heisman contender Lamar Jackson and the No. 10 Cardinals, it will be a major blow to the Seminoles defense.
Jackson is one of the most dynamic offensive threats and missing a ballhawk and star defender like James will leave a glaring hole in the middle of the Florida State defense. Hopefully, they have someone ready to step up if James is unable to go.
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