ORLANDO, FL - SEPTEMBER 05: Derwin James #3 of the Florida State Seminoles reacts after a play against the Mississippi Rebels during the Camping World Kickoff at Camping World Stadium on September 5, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

FSU's Derwin James to miss significant time with knee injury

This could really hurt them against Louisville this week.

Florida State star safety Derwin James was having a really nice start to the season, but suffered a pretty serious knee injury against Charleston Southern on Saturday.

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It was rumored for a bit that he would be out for the season with an ACL tear. However, the good news is that the injury is not that serious. He does have a knee injury though and is set to have surgery Monday (today) on it as confirmed by coach Jimbo Fisher.

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No structural damage should mean that James will be able to come back before the end of the season. For now, it means that the Seminoles will have A.J. Westbrook become the starting safety to replace James while he is out. His first start is no easy either as the Noles will face Louisville in Louisville with GameDay in tow.

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The Cardinals' quarterback Lamar Jackson has accounted for over 1,000 yards of total offense and 13 touchdowns in two games so far this season. Obviously stopping him will be difficult but his ridiculous stats have come against the likes of Charlotte and Syracuse, neither of which are very good teams.