Speedy Recovery

Despite several injuries against Wake Forest and the reoccurrence of Lorne Sam's left foot stress fracture during practice, Florida State should have its receiver core ready for Saturday's match-up against Maryland. Senior <b>Chauncey Stovall </b> said his expects to start at split end after making a speedy recovery this week.

The road hasn't been a kind place for QB Wyatt Sexton, but at least he can take solace in the fact his favorite target will be in the normal spot when Florida State heads to Maryland Saturday.

WR Chauncey Stovall said he expects to start at split end since he's made a steady recovery from a strained hamstring suffered against Wake Forest this past weekend.

"It wasn't a bad as we thought it was," Stovall said.

The Seminoles will also have back-ups Willie Reid and Lorne Sam available incase Stovall's hamstring injury becomes aggravated during the game.

Reid said after Thursday practices that his hamstring was still a little sore, but his condition had improved over the course of the week.

Sam received his usual amount of reps Thursday for the first time since aggravating a stress fracture in his left foot earlier in the week. The injury originally occurred during voluntary summer work-outs and has plagued him all season.

"It's getting more painful, it's getting worse each week," Sam said.

"At first I was able to sit off it for three weeks in a boot, but now in the season you can't sit out of practice."

Sam said he plans to undergo surgery either at the end of the season or after the Seminoles final regular season game against Florida, Nov. 20, in order to be possibly available for a bowl game.


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