Yes, Anquan Boldin was scared. And who could blame him?
Boldin, who missed last season following reconstructive surgery for a torn cruciate ligament suffered in Florida State's first preseason scrimmage, was relieved and thankful Sunday. Boldin re-injured his surgically repaired left knee in the Seminoles' initial preseason scrimmage Saturday at Doak Campbell Stadium. Boldin was injured when a teammate rolled into him following an interception.
However, the prognosis -- Grade-1 MCL sprain -- was not related to last year's injury. Boldin is expected to be out for two weeks and is considered questionable for FSU's opener against Iowa State Aug. 24. Boldin, however, plans on being ready for the opener.
"I was scared," Boldin said Sunday.
"I didn't want to think the worse. I was just hoping it wasn't serious like last year. I was about to turn around and try to go chase Yohance and Nick got blocked in the back of my knee and I got rolled up. The injury I have right now isn't related to the surgery I had last year so that's pretty good. There's no major damage. I'll probably be out a week or two. I just have to work hard to get back as quick as I can."
Boldin, who was wearing a protective brace in the scrimmage, has worked extremely hard in preparation for the upcoming season. He was not on crutches Sunday and an MRI is not scheduled.
"I've sat out long enough," he said.