Florida State’s Derwin James Out 5-7 Weeks After Surgery On Torn Meniscus

first_imgFlorida State's Derwin James being carted off of the field after suffering an injury.Twitter/@ChrisFischer07Derwin James injury update: the Florida State safety now has a timetable for his return from a torn meniscus.The Seminoles star went down during FSU’s win over Charleston Southern on Saturday. While there was no torn ACL, or other significant damage to his left knee, as some feared at the time, he will be out for a good chunk of the season as he rehabs from surgery to fix the torn meniscus.During a press conference today, head coach Jimbo Fisher said that his star safety will be out at least 5-7 weeks.Jimbo Fisher said the had to sew Derwin James’s knee cartilage. Saved all cartilage, but will take longer to heal. At least 5-7 weeks.— Andy Staples (@Andy_Staples) September 13, 2016The timing is rough for the Seminoles, who head to Louisville for a match-up with red-hot Cardinals quarterback Lamar Jackson. The sophomore has played himself into early Heisman talks with 13 touchdowns through two games, blowout wins over Charlotte and Syracuse.James has a monster freshman season in 2015, racking up 91 tackles (9.5 TFL), 4.5 sacks, five pass breakups, two fumbles forced, and two fumble recoveries. He was named to the Freshman All-American team by multiple publications, and was an All-American Honorable Mention per CBS Sports.After this weekend’s trip to Louisville, Florida State has games at USF, vs. North Carolina, at Miami, and vs. Wake Forest. Based on the Derwin James injury timeline, he could return for FSU’s huge October 29 game vs. Clemson, which would be a big boost for the ‘Noles defense.last_img

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