Florida State safety Derwin James is out indefinitely after tearing his meniscus in his left knee during the Seminoles’ win over Charleston Southern in Week 2. While nothing involving injuries is ever positive, we are able to see the moment when James, along with Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher, find out the extent of it.
Showtime’s “A Season with Florida State Football” provided a behind-the-scenes look into James’ trip to the doctor, his MRI and diagnosis. Suffice to say, there were a couple of sober looks in the examination room.
“This game’s not fair, but it’s just the game. It’s football,” Fisher said.
James will definitely be out for Florida State’s Week 3 game against Louisville, but it’s not clear for how long he will be sidelined. The silver lining is that James did not sustain a torn ACL, which likely would have ended his season.
Still, this is a big loss. James is, according to one coach who spoke with Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports, the closest thing the college game has seen to Sean Taylor. The Seminoles don’t just “replace” that.
Source: CBS Sports / Here’s how Florida State star Derwin James found out about his torn meniscus