Boldin MRI negative

As a precautionary measure, FSU receiver Anquan Boldin underwent an MRI this morning on his injured left knee. Boldin received good news, too, as the test showed an isolated MCI sprain. Another injury hit the 'Noles, however, as reserve center David Castillo suffered a right ankle sprain that will require X-rays. On the field, the second-team offense scored four times against the first-team defense on goal line drills.

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As a precautionary measure, FSU receiver Anquan Boldin underwent an MRI this morning on his injured left knee. Boldin received good news, too, as the test showed an isolated MCI sprain.

"We did Anquan this morning with an MRI just to (make sure) it was an isolated MCI sprain -- not tear or anything else," Oravetz said after this morning's practice. "They got him in early this morning and we did it just to make sure. It was exaclty what we thought it was -- mild MCL sprain. With that ACL graf, we didn't want to take a chance in talking to people."

Boldin, fitted in a brace, watched today's morning practice. Fellow receiver Craphonso Thorpe (toe sprain) also continues to watch from the sidelines. He told TheTerritory he's hopeful of a Wednesday return. Due to limited numbers, offensive coordinator Jeff Bowden, keeping with his promise made Saturday, placed Robert Morgan, Talman Gardner and P.K. Sam in blue non-contact jerseys.

In 11-on-11 drills, reserve center David Castillo suffered a right ankle sprain that will require X-rays Castillo was taken off the field in a cart. Cornerback Rufus Brown was overcome by heat during practice and was taken out of drills. Tight end Patrick Hughes suffered a concussion midway through the session and also was held out.

It wasn't a good morning for FSU's defense.

The second-team offense scored four times on four plays in goal-line drills against the first-team defense. The first-team offense, meanwhile, scored two-of-four times. Following practice, the defensive unit doubled-up on conditioning drills. An exhausted Michael Boulware was carted off towards the end of the session.

"That was a terrible practice today," senior defensive tackle Tony Benford said. "We have to bounce right back. We have to leave it behind us and come back out (tonight)and do better. That's the only thing we can do. They (coaches) got after us today -- that hasn't happened in a long time since I've been here."

Oravetz said no other MRI tests are scheduled, though that could change.


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