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Jacques Patrick suffers season-ending knee injury

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Florida State junior running back Jacques Patrick suffered a season-ending injury during the Seminoles home loss to Louisville last Saturday. Head coach Jimbo Fisher confirmed to Jeff Cameron, host of ESPN Radio Tallahassee, that Patrick has some torn cartilage in his knee and that he most likely will miss the remainder of the season. The entire extent of the injury will be known at some point this week.

The former five-star prospect took over the starting job after Dalvin Cook’s departure to the 2017 NFL Draft. Patrick finishes the 2017 season with 76 carries for 434 yards (5.7 YPC) and one score. Fisher will likely look to freshman phenom Cam Akers and sophomore Amir Rasul to take over the bulk of the `Noles workload at tailback. Five-star prospect Khalan Laborn could begin to work his way into the rotation due to Patrick’s injury.

The season-ending injury for Patrick probably means he’ll return for his senior season in 2018. He’ll have the offseason to recover and get back to full strength.

Dustin Lewis
Lead writer for NoleGameday. Majoring in English Editing, Writing, and Media at Florida State University. Writer for FSView Sports and Hashtag Basketball.

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