The worst thing that can ever happen for Florida State has happened. Deondre Francois is officially done for the year after sustaining a patella tendon injury in the second half of the season opener vs. Alabama.
Deondre Francois sustained his patella injury in the fourth quarter when Alabama’s Lonnie Harrison, on a safety blitz, came up from behind Francois, sacking him and causing his patella to get injured. Deondre Francois was helped off the field and into the trainer’s tent and would later leave on crutches and on a cart.
This is a big blow for the Flordia State Seminoles as they start the year 0-1 and lose their star on offense in Deondre Francois. Flordia State will now have to scramble together and find out what their plan will be at quarterback as they have James Blackman (Fr.), J.J. Cosentino (RS Jr.) and Bailey Hockman (Fr.) who are their options. In the relief for Francois, FSU decided to hand the rest of the remaining minutes over to freshman James Blackman who came in just to end the game. Flordia State likely did not throw Cosentino in as they did not want to risk injury.
Heading home next week in a more manageable game against UL-Monroe, we would expect that Cosentino would get the starting nod going and maintain the job for the remainder of the season. Both Blackman and Hockman could get some playing pending score outcomes down the line of the year.