FSU football losing Chubba Purdy is par for the course this year.
FSU football is having an incredible run of bad luck in the 2020 season. Freshman quarterback Chubba Purdy made his first college start last week against NC State.
He put up a respectable stat line considering he wasn’t an early enrollee and missed most of fall camp with a broken collarbone.
Issues stemming from that injury has reared its ugly head again as FSU head coach Mike Norvell announced he is out the remainder of the season.
“We are going to announce that Chubba Purdy is actually going to be out for the rest of the season,” Norvell said. “He had a situation that came up. He had surgery yesterday. He had some irritation and inflammation in regards to some hardware for the collarbone. There was no issue with the actual bone itself. He’s a 100% in that regard. We just had to expedite the removal of the hardware. It was something that we already had planned to do, but due to irritation and some of the inflammation that came up there after the game, it kind of forced to expedite that process.”
Purdy adds to the growing list of FSU football players lost for the season due to injury. Devontay Love-Taylor, Marvin Wilson, and Meiko Dotson were added to the list Wednesday.
Purdy had seen action in the last three FSU football games and looked to be apart of the gameplan in the remaining four games on the schedule.
That experience would have been invaluable in a year that doesn’t count against his eligibility. The good news is Mike Norvell expects Purdy to be ready to go when spring camp begins in a few weeks.
Why, God? pic.twitter.com/JGXifHyyvj
— NoleGIFs (@NoleGIFs) November 18, 2020
#FSU freshman QB Chubba Purdy had season-ending surgery.
He was progressing, and his future in Tallahassee looks bright.
Cheers to a speedy recovery.
— Josh Davis (@davisjosh20) November 18, 2020
I still love my Noles , don’t really care what y’all think lol. 3 years or so from now , we will be competing again.
— Nolesfan (@NolesfanWatts) November 18, 2020
#FSU Football Is Doomed Doomed 🤦🏾♀️👋🏾
— ✨💛🐝Brea🐝💛✨ (@Breezy_Brew) November 18, 2020
Umm who is the QB for the weekend? Me?
— NolesDave (@DRSNole) November 18, 2020
The biggest issue with the injury is the number of reps Purdy will miss. There’s also an issue with QB depth, as Jordan Travis seems to get banged up every game.
That leaves freshman Tate Rodemaker and potentially Wyatt Rector as someone that could take reps at the position. Rector made the transition to tight end in the offseason, but he could fill in as an emergency quarterback.
However, the tight end position has little to no depth behind Cameron McDonald. Let’s hope Jordan Travis can escape the Clemson game without getting injured more if he plays and can finish out the remaining games.
This situation further adds to my belief the Noles need to hit the graduate transfer market for a quarterback in 2021.