On Sunday evening, we received the long-awaited Deondre Francois injury update.
According to a report from ESPN.com, Florida State’s starting quarterback will miss the remainder of the 2017 college football season after suffering a torn patellar tendon in his left knee.
Francois was injured late in Saturday’s 24-7 loss to Alabama after being sacked from behind and rolled up on by Crimson Tide safety Ronnie Harrison.
The sophomore signal-caller is set for surgery later this week.
Francois finished the game completing just 19-of-33 attempts for 210 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions.
Without Francois in the lineup, the Seminoles will turn to freshman James Blackman.
Florida State must now regroup this week ahead of Saturday’s meeting with Louisiana-Monroe. The Seminoles will be heavily favored and need to bounce back from the season-opening loss in order to prove they can still be a threat in the ACC.