Florida State quarterback Jacob Coker is out indefinitely after suffering a meniscus tear that will require surgery, Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher anounced on Monday.
The sophomore was injured in the second half of FSU’s 59-3 victory over Wake Forest this past Saturday. He will have surgery on Tuesday and doctors will be able to determine the timetable for his return then.
“It could be a week, two weeks,” Fisher said. “We’ll have to wait until they get in there, because it could be five or six.”
Serving as Jameis Winston’s backup, Coker has seen action in all but two games and is 18 of 36 for 250 yards on the year, with an interception. Redshirt freshman Sean Maguire, who has just two pass attempts, will take over the backup role.
With Coker out, it might force Fisher to leave Winston in for longer during blowouts, which could improve Winston’s stats and help bolster his case for the Heisman, although it’s likely he’ll just be handing the ball off for the most part.