Four days before the Florida State Seminoles open up their home season in Doak Campbell Stadium against Nevada, Wolfpack head coach Brian Polian gave a status update on his quarterback, the electric Cody Fajardo.
In Saturday’s victory over UC-Davis, Fajardo took a shot to his right knee in the second quarter. He would go on to finish the game, however you could see even then that the effects of that hit were still lingering. He was kept out of practice on Sunday, and when Polian was asked about him today by the Reno Gazette-Journal, he had this to offer up:
“That hasn’t been determined yet,” Polian said. “We’re not going to bring him out in the early part of practice. We’re going to keep him inside and get a little bit of extra treatment and try to do some things to help him get warm and loose. For him to go out and stand around on the turf during some special teams stuff and some walk-throughs, we’ve decided we’re going to keep him inside.”
“He’s got to be able to physically protect himself,” he said. “We may not be able to do every single thing we have in the package. He’s got to be able to physically take care of himself while he’s out there, and if he can’t we won’t put him out there. And if he can he will.”
Fajardo is listed as day-to-day as of right now, but you should probably expect to see him on the field come Saturday. The Wolfpack signal caller is unquestionably the best player on this Nevada squad as well as someone who is catching the eyes of the NFL scouts.
Through the first two games this season, Fajardo has 403 passing yards with two touchdowns.