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Deondre Francois out 4-7 months, James Blackman is FSU's new starter




Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher confirmed Monday that quarterback Deondre Francois will miss the season with a torn patella tendon.

Francois is scheduled to have surgery to repair the injury tomorrow. The timetable for recovery is typically 4-7 months, which means Francois might be able to return in time for spring practice.

As expected, Fisher also said true freshman James Blackman will be the starter Saturday against Louisiana-Monroe.

Blackman will be the first true freshman to start for Fisher since he was an assistant at Auburn. 

Fisher said FSU doesn't plan to change anything significantly with Francois out.

[Last modified: Monday, September 4, 2017 1:20pm]


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