FSU loses its top offensive lineman for the year and will be without WR Keith Gavin vs. Duke
Florida State left guard Landon Dickerson will have surgery and miss the rest of the season, coach Jimbo Fisher announced after Thursday’s practice. Fisher said Dickerson will have surgery on Friday. Dickerson has been slowed by an ankle injury, and he was seen walking around in a boot on his right foot after the Wake Forest game. Fisher said Josh Ball would step into the starting lineup at left guard or left tackle.
Dickerson started seven games in 2016 as a true freshman at guard before suffering a season-ending knee injury.
Other FSU players who are out on Saturday at Duke: linebacker Jacob Pugh (concussion), safety Trey Marshall (concussion), defensive tackle Darvin Taylor (shoulder), receiver Keith Gavin (leg), offensive lineman Ethan Frith (hand).
Receiver George Campbell (hip) is questionable.
“Sometimes they come in bunches, you don’t ever know when they come,” Fisher said of injuries. “We have plenty of other guys. Had good practices. We’ve adjusted and set our game plans.”
Fisher said Auden Tate (shoulder) has been limited in practices but had a “good week.” Tate has played through an AC separation in the shoulder against Wake and Miami.