Multiple ‘Noles return to practice following injury

Florida State has had some notable players missing practice as of late with injuries, including star defensive lineman Marvin Wilson and wide receiver Tamorrion Terry. Wilson suffered a minor knee injury in practice about two weeks ago and the Seminoles have been cautious with his return. Terry had missed all of fall practice up to this point after having a small procedure on his knee last month. Depth players along the offensive and defensive lines, redshirt freshman offensive guard Christian Meadows and true freshman defensive tackle Malcolm Ray have also gotten banged up and missed time as of late.

According to The Athletic’s Tashan Reed, FSU got some good news on Monday evening when all four players returned to the practice field as full participants.

As head coach Willie Taggart has stated, it continues to look like both Wilson and Terry will be fully ready to go when the ‘Noles kick off their season in Jacksonville against Boise State. Terry didn’t show any signs of being slowed down after knee surgery and he’s running without a limp. Like with Wilson, it seemed like the coaching staff was fine to approach their ailments with precaution to assure they’d be back for the regular season.

Meadows and Ray project to be valuable depth pieces for their respective units in 2019. Meadows has been spotted sporadically during fall practice and the hope is he’s finally on the mend going forward. There’s a good opportunity he can earn a reserve spot at guard if he’s healthy. Ray has been missing in the last few practices after looking solid early in the fall. The true freshman has changed his body and looks primed to battle for snaps off of the bench amongst Florida State’s talented defensive line.

With these four back in the fold, the main question marks remaining injury-wise lie with defensive end Joshua Kaindoh and offensive guard Cole Minshew. Kaindoh has been dealing with a hamstring injury that has limited him for much of camp. The former five-star prospect is a candidate to be a breakout star off of the edge for the Seminoles but they need him at full health. Hopefully, his injury status is more along the lines of Terry and Wilson, not very serious, but the staff wants to make sure he’ll be on the field when it matters.

Minshew originally suffered a neck injury against North Carolina State in November 2018 and he’s yet to be healthy enough to suit up for FSU. He missed all of spring practice and hasn’t yet practiced this fall. Things got a little strange recently when Minshew didn’t make an appearance at media day and the veteran offensive lineman was notably absent from the team photo the ‘Noles took on Sunday. While there’s nothing official, the signs are beginning to point towards a possible medical disqualification, especially after defensive tackle Ja’len Parks was DQed last week.

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