FSU's worst fears have reportedly been confirmed.
Florida State sophomore Deondre Francois suffered a season-ending left knee injury in last night's loss to Alabama, according to Wayne McGahee of the Tallahassee Democrat.
Francois was injured late in the fourth quarter on a hit by Alabama safety Ronnie Harrison. Harrison tweeted out a message of support for the QB late last night.
He will undergo surgery to repair his left patella tendon as early as Tuesday, according to McGahee.
Florida State's playoff chances took a huge hit with last night's loss. The Seminoles likely have to run the table to reach the CFP.
In order to do so, they will have to rely on freshman quarterback James Blackman, who replaced Francois last night.
A three-star recruit, Blackman did not throw a pass, handing off to Cam Akers on all three of the snaps he took.
Redshirt junior J.J. Cosentino also has limited experience (7-of-19 for 46 yards over the last two seasons).
The Seminoles host ULM next week at 7 p.m. ET on the ACC Network.