The Florida State Seminoles already knew they would be without safety Derwin James for Saturday’s road trip to Louisville. Now, they will also be without a big piece of their front seven as defensive end Josh Sweat did not make the trip with the team.
It was reported by Tomahawk Nation that Sweat did not make the team flight to Kentucky due to a knee injury, indicating that the starting end would likely not play on Saturday. However, Sweat was not mentioned in a post-practice injury report so the severity of the injury is not known.
There is still the chance that he could make the trip on Friday, but the likelihood of that is pretty low at this point. This means that DeMarcus Walker will have to step up from the opposite end position while either junior Jacob Pugh or freshman Brian Burns will play in Sweat’s spot.
Burns had a huge game against Charleston Southern last week as he recorded a team-high five tackles, three for loss, and two sacks. He could certainly help make an impact for the Seminoles this weekend.
The Seminoles and Cardinal meet up at 12 noon EST on ABC on Saturday.
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