Rumors and speculation have abounded in the last day or so that starting Florida State quarterback EJ Manuel had suffered a significant lower-leg injury.
While the injury part was correct, it appears the dire terms in which is was being talked about weren’t. At least for now.
FSU confirmed Thursday that the senior did not play in the Seminoles scrimmage today due to an unspecified injury. The school described the decision to keep Manuel off the field as a precautionary one. It had previously been reported that Manuel rolled his ankle during a two-minute drill yesterday afternoon, although the Seminoles have yet to address the specifics of the issue.
In FSU’s bowl win over Notre Dame, Manuel played on what was later — months later — described as a fractured left fibula.
With Manuel sidelined for the scrimmage, backups Clint Trickett and Jacob Coker led the Seminoles’ offense. The former took most of the reps with the first-team offense.