WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Florida State quarterback Jordan Travis may be back in action sooner than it initially appeared after the West Palm Beach native was injured in the Seminoles' 35-31 win at Louisville last Friday night.
Travis went down in the second quarter with an apparent left leg injury. He was later seen on the sideline walking on crutches and wearing a boot.
Backup quarterback Tate Rodemaker stepped in and, after an interception on his first drive, finished 6-of-10 passing for 109 yards and two touchdowns.
Third-year Florida State head coach Mike Norvell told reporters during his regular Monday morning news conference in Tallahassee that he's encouraged by the initial evaluations of Travis, defensive end Jared Verse and other Seminoles who were hurt during the Louisville game.
"I felt very good about where a lot of those reports came back, and we'll continue to evaluate it as the week goes on," Norvell said.
Travis posted this not-so-cryptic message Saturday night on Twitter:
great news… let’s get it— Jordan Travis (@jordantrav13) September 18, 2022
Norvell doesn't publicly discuss injuries with the media.
But if Norvell's remarks and Travis' words are any encouragement, the former Benjamin School star should see the field again this season. The question remains, will it be Saturday night against Boston College?
If not, Rodemaker would likely make his first start in a familiar environment in front of a home crowd.
"I believe we can win with Tate," Norvell said, before praising Rodemaker's performance in the Seminoles' (3-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) first true road game of the season. "To see him do that on the road in that atmosphere, I mean, it was big for him and big for his confidence, too."