FSU football lost a key part of its defense when Derwin James injured his meniscus. It looks like he’s in mid-season form based on recent workouts.
FSU football finished the season on a high note with a big underdog win against Michigan in the Orange Bowl.
The FSU defense stifled the Wolverines, holding them under four yards per play during the game. They did so without All-American safety Derwin James who missed virtually his entire sophomore season after injuring his meniscus in the second game of the season.
It was rumored that James could have played in the bowl game, but FSU decided against that to allow James more time to rehab the injury.
Here we are about four weeks out from the Orange Bowl and Derwin James looks like he’s in mid-season form in a recent workout video.
Check it out:
The biggest thing with the knee injury is the ability to stop and change direction. It looks like James has no problems here and is going full speed or close to it.
He’ll definitely be needed early next season with FSU football opening against Alabama who has a quarterback in Jalen Hurts that likes to run it and throw. He’s a much better runner than passer, so the ability of James to play the run will be pivotal.
Check out the fan reaction:
I think it’s safe to say that FSU football fans are thrilled he’ll be back on the field with a young defense that got better as the season went on.