Sept. 29, 2000
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Florida State senior quarterback Chris Weinke
learned late Friday afternoon that his injured left foot was not fractured.
X-rays taken early Friday did not show anything definite, so team
physician Dr. Tom Haney determined a CAT scan was necessary.
“We’ve studied the questionable area and there is no fracture,”
said Haney after reviewing results of the CAT scan along with two
radiologists. “Chris has a midfoot sprain. We are having orthotics made.
We expect him to be able to play against Miami. He will be protected
during practice, but we do expect him to be able to practice Monday. How
much he can actually do at practice we don’t know yet.”
Weinke injured his left foot in the first half of Thursday night’s
59-7 win over Maryland in College Park. He played the first series of the
second half before leaving the game. FSU head coach Bobby Bowden said
Weinke could have gone back in the game but coaches decided to sit him the
rest of the way.
“Naturally, we are glad to hear that nothing is broken and that he
should be able to play,” said Bowden. “We will still get (Marcus) Outzen
ready to go, because we just don’t know how limited Chris will be. We’ll
just have to get out there next week and see what he can and can’t do.
It’s probably something where we really won’t know everything until late in
Weinke, who set the FSU record for career touchdown passes on
Thursday night with 58 over his four seasons, is currently riding a 25-game
winning streak as FSU’s starting quarterback. “I’m just relieved that
there is nothing that says I’m definitely out. Obviously, I’ve got a lot
of confidence in our medical staff and I trust what they tell me. I’m a
lot sorer today than I was last night, but I’ve got a few days to rest
before we get going.”
FSU plays at Miami next Saturday in a nationally televised game
against the Hurricanes.