Injuries to Jordan Travis and Others Put a Damper on Florida State’s 3-0 Start

FSU is off to an explosive start this season at 3-0 for the first time since 2015 after their win against Louisville last Friday night. While their 35-31 win was huge for the Seminoles, the game started to take a turn after two of their starters were hurt in the second quarter. Both Jordan Travis and Jared Verse were taken out of the game for the final half. 

Quarterback Jordan Travis has had a solid start to the season with 467 passing yards coming into the Louisville game. However, nearing the end of the second quarter the QB went down after being sacked from behind by the Cardinal’s YaYa Diaby. The defender landed on Travis’ legs resulting in a left leg injury. When Travis hit the field, he immediately reached for his ankle and pounded his fist into the floor. FSU has yet to come out with the details of his injury but Jordan remained on the sideline in a boot and crutches for the second half of Friday’s game. Saturday evening following his injury the QB tweeted, “ great news…let’s get it.” 

There was also a report that came out on Tuesday that indicated Travis was practicing. It’s no guarantee that he will suit up this Saturday, but it’s positive that he was at least out on the field. This shouldn’t be a long-term injury (and by video I didn’t see anything too concerning).

Another star player, Jared Verse, was taken out in the Seminole win against Louisville. The defensive end was injured by his own teammate, linebacker Kalen Deloach, when he made contact with Verse’s left knee when making a stop. Jared exited the field into the medical tent before going into the locker room for further evaluation. Later, when Jared returned to the sideline he had a brace on his left knee. 

Details surrounding either of the players’ injuries have yet to be released. In Monday’s press conference, head coach, Mike Norvell, gave vague details, sharing, “Coming through this weekend, we were able to get further testing and evaluation with all of those guys. With Jordan, Jared, Rob, Malcolm, there were a lot of guys that went down at different times throughout the course of that game. I felt very good about where a lot of those reports came back. We’ll continue to evaluate it as the week goes on.”  

Seminole fans will have to continue their wait for updates on both their defensive end and quarterback. However, they can look forward to their next matchup against Boston College this Saturday at 8:00pm. 

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