Lorne Sam put a small scare into his teammates - and himself - recently when he hurt his left foot running routes in 7-on-7 drills. He was seen wearing a boot the next few days.
It was discovered that Sam hyperextended a ligament while cutting and shouldn't miss too much more of the action.
"I'll be back to sprinting by next week," said Sam on Monday while riding a stationary bike.
"They just wanted to make sure there wasn't any bone damage."
"Right now it feels great."
A season ago, Sam saw his production and playing time steadily increase as the year wore on. Sam played in all 13 games and was seventh on the team with 102 yards on only four catches. That included a 45-yarder against North Carolina and a key 24-yard reception in the fourth quarter at Virginia to sustain the game-sealing drive for the Seminoles.
"I want to be ready to prove I can take on a bigger role," said Sam who boasts the same size and speed combination as brother P.K.
Said Thorpe at the ACC Media Days about his supporting cast: " They're solid receivers but just haven't been given a lot of opportunities. I definitely think they can come in and fill P.K.'s (Sam) shoes. Not down-talking P.K. but that's the great part about Florida State. Even when you may have a first-teamer or starter out of the game, his back up comes in and does just as much damage."