Florida State QB Deondre Francois leaves Alabama game with knee injury

A potential worst-case scenario is playing out for No. 3 Florida State in its game against No. 1 Alabama. Down 24-7 in the fourth quarter, Seminoles quarterback Deondre Francois suffered a left knee injury when he was rolled up on while scrambling. 

Francois had to be helped off the field and was unable to put any weight on his left leg. He was taken to Florida State's medical tent on the sideline where he was given an air cast, crutches and then carted off the field. 

He was 19-of-33 passing on the night with 210 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions at the time of his injury. Francois took numerous hits last season and was lauded for his toughness. His 2017 season is off to a far less fortunate start, it seems. 

If Francois is unable to go for an extended period of time, Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said that James Blackman will start. 

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Ben Kercheval joined CBS Sports in 2016 and has been covering college football since 2010. Before CBS, Ben worked at Bleacher Report, UPROXX Sports and NBC Sports. As a long-suffering North Texas graduate,... Full Bio

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