Feb. 21, 2012
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Like most offseasons, several Florida State Seminoles underwent surgical procedures and only five players are slated to miss spring practice according to head coach Jimbo Fisher.
Offensive guards Jacob Fahrenkrug (left shoulder), Garrett Faircloth (hip), offensive lineman Daniel Foose (lower back), defensive tackle Jacobbi McDaniel (ankle) and defensive end Bjoern Werner (right shoulder) will all miss spring practice while rehabbing from those procedures. The Seminoles take to the field for spring
practice on Mar. 19 before concluding with the annual Garnet & Gold Spring Game on Apr. 14 at 4 p.m. in Doak Campbell Stadium.
Quarterback EJ Manuel sustained a fractured fibula in his left leg in the Champs Sports Bowl win over Notre Dame, but has healed nicely making him available for spring practice.
Other Seminoles who had some arthroscopic procedures but will take part in spring practice are defensive tackle Darious Cummings (knee), Dustin Hopkins (left knee), Anthony McCloud (knee) and Xavier Rhodes (left knee). Safety Karlos Williams, who sustained a wrist fracture in the regular season finale at Florida, had successful surgery and is expected to practice this spring.
Chris Thompson, who had a season-ending back injury at Wake Forest in the fifth game of 2011, is expected back for spring practice. Running back Devonta Freeman has been rehabbing a lower back injury, but also is expected to participate in spring practice.