OL Dickerson out for year; three other starters to miss Duke game
The Florida State football team, which is off to a 1-3 start for the first time since 1976, won't be close to full strength when it travels to face Duke this Saturday.
The Seminoles, who already are playing this season without starting quarterback Deondre Francois, now will be missing at least four more starters.
Sophomore offensive guard Landon Dickerson will undergo ankle surgery on Friday and is out for the season, FSU coach Jimbo Fisher announced after Thursday's practice.
Senior safety Trey Marshall (concussion) and sophomore wide receiver Keith Gavin (leg), both of whom were hurt last Saturday against Miami, are both out for this game as well. The Seminoles also will be without senior linebacker Jacob Pugh, who sustained a concussion Wednesday in practice.
Fisher said redshirt freshman Josh Ball will start at guard in place of Dickerson. He said the Seminoles have a variety of options to replace Pugh and Marshall on the defense.
Without Gavin, the Seminoles are expected to give more playing time to freshmen D.J. Matthews and Tamorrion Terry.
Sophomore receiver George Campbell also is questionable with a "core" muscle injury.
FSU (1-3, 1-2) and Duke (4-2, 1-2) will kick off at noon ET on ESPN2.
FSU'S OFFICIAL INJURY REPORT
George Campbell (hip) – QUESTIONABLE
Ethan Frith (hand) – OUT
Keith Gavin (leg) – OUT
Trey Marshall (concussion) – OUT
Jacob Pugh (concussion) – OUT
Darvin Taylor (shoulder) – OUT
Out For Season
Landon Dickerson (ankle)
Deondre Francois (knee)
Baveon Johnson (knee)
Jauan Williams (shoulder)
DUKE'S OFFICIAL INJURY REPORT
OT Gabe Brandner (leg)
OUT FOR SEASON
C Will Taylor (leg)
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