Oct. 2, 2001
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The No. 14 Florida State Seminoles practiced 15 periods in shorts Tuesday afternoon in their first practice since defeating Wake Forest, 48-24, on Saturday.
Tuesday’s practice was like an extended Monday practice, since the Seminoles had yesterday off. The team began the practice with agilities, then spent a bit more time on their kicking game and worked on correcting some things from the Wake Forest game as well as beginning preparation for the Miami game.
“Normally on Monday, we spend a little longer time watching film on the last game,” defensive coordinator Mickey Andrews said, “but we decided it was a little more important to get out and start to work on Miami.”
FSU received news this afternoon that defensive end Alonzo Jackson would miss three to four weeks with a moderate right MCL sprain. The injury will not require surgery. Noseguard Jeff Womble had his left elbow placed in a cast after suffering a ligament sprain in the Wake Forest game. His status is day-to-day, but he did practice on Tuesday.
“You wonder how long you can keep going on,” Andrews said. “We were talking as a staff and in the 17 years I’ve been here, we haven’t seen the number of injuries that we’ve had like this in one season. Certainly, we haven’t experienced this before. But those are the things you can’t control. You put hats and pads on and you play football and sometimes you get through a game or practice and nobody’s hurt. Other times, you’re going to get guys banged up. Fortunately, neither of those guys (Jackson or Womble) has to have surgery.”
There were no new injuries in today’s practice. The Seminoles will practice at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
Injury Report: DE Alonzo Jackson (out 3-4 weeks with MCL sprain), NG Jeff Womble (day-to-day, ligament sprain, left elbow), RB Greg Tony (small compression fracture of mid-back, released from the hospital today, will miss 6-8 weeks).