Florida State tight end Nick O’Leary has once again been injured in a motorcycle accident and will miss the remainder of spring practice, per unnamed sources cited by Tomahawk Nation this morning. Although the unspecified injuries are not described as “serious or life threatening,” O’Leary’s absence adds to the spring attrition that has already seen running backs Ryan Green and Dalvin Cook sidelined.
O’Leary also sustained injuries last year when he collided with a car while traveling at a high speed on his motorcycle. This time, reports indicate that he was hurt while driving a dirt bike. The 6-3, 244 lb. senior was a finalist for the John Mackey award last season, which is given to the nation’s top tight end, as he hauled in 33 receptions for 557 yards and seven touchdowns. O’Leary, the grandson of golfing legend Jack Nicklaus, is expected to play a pivotal role in the offense this year, as QB Jameis Winston loses receivers Kelvin Benjamin and Kenny Shaw to the NFL Draft.