If Travis Rudolph is to make an immediate impact at Florida State as expected, he’ll have to overcome a lingering health issue.
During a charity event Friday, the Tallahassee Democrat reported, the touted wide receiver was seen wearing a walking boot on his left foot. Head coach Jimbo Fisher subsequently confirmed that Rudolph recently underwent surgery to correct an ongoing issue in his foot.
The good news, though, is that it sounds as if the medical procedure won’t have an impact on the player’s availability for the start of summer camp in early August.
“He had a little bone that they put a screw in,” Fisher said. “He should be ready by the end of the month, and should be good to go. He shouldn’t miss anything.”
If healthy, and at least on paper, Rudolph has the type of talent to contribute to the Seminoles’ offense right away, especially given the dearth of experience in the receiving corps.
A five-star member of FSU’s 2014 recruiting class, Rudolph was rated as the No. 1 wide receiver in the country, the No. 1 player in the state of Florida and the No. 11 player at any position in the country. He was one of three five-star members of FSU’s most recent class, joined by running back Dalvin Cook and fellow receiver Ermon Lane. Cook and Lane were the Nos. 3 and 5 players, respectively, in Florida.
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