Florida State Seminoles safety Nate Andrews will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a torn pectoral muscle, per Curt Weiler of Tomahawk Nation.
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Andrews Could Take Medical Redshirt
Tuesday, Oct. 11
Weiler noted head coach Jimbo Fisher hadn’t ruled out the chance of the defensive playmaker using a medical redshirt this year.
Fisher addressed the injury, per Bob Ferrante of 247Sports: “He was upset and disappointed. I hate it for him.”
Ferrante pointed out the Seminoles will be short-handed for Saturday’s game against Wake Forest because safety Derwin James is also out with a meniscus injury.
Andrews had 18 tackles and one interception in four games in his senior season before this injury. He has proven fairly durable to this point and played in 12 games as a freshman, 14 games as a sophomore and 12 games as a junior.
Andrews was a notable force as a sophomore with 93 total tackles and three interceptions but fell off from a statistical standpoint last year with no picks and 25 tackles.
Florida State is 4-2 on the season, and its secondary is one reason it has dropped out of the national title race. It is 83rd in the nation in passing yards allowed per game (241.7) and struggled in a handful of contests, including when the defense allowed 63 points to Louisville, 35 to South Florida and 37 to North Carolina.
The Seminoles will need to make improvements without one of their primary contributors as they enter the second half of the season.
Look for sophomore A.J. Westbrook to fill in for Andrews after he did so during Saturday’s 20-19 victory over Miami.
Stats courtesy of Sports-Reference.com.
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