Injury Report

Nose guard Jeff Womble continues to rehab from a knee sprain suffered in Florida State's second preseason scrimmage. Also, receiver Craphonso Thorpe (pictured) has his injured toe re-examined by team physicians Monday and underwent an MRI. Additionally, senior split tackle Brett Williams works at tight tackle due to the ankle injury suffered by Ray Willis and linebacker Jerel Hudson aggravates his ankle sprain.

Nose guard Jeff Womble continues to rehab from a knee sprain suffered in Florida State's second preseason scrimmage and has not been ruled out for the Seminoles' home opener Saturday against Virginia.

Womble worked Sunday and today, concentrating on step-ups, ankle resistence exercises, hamstring curls and the stairmaster for conditioning. Womble's playing status won't be determined until Thursday. The Seminoles are off Sept. 7 before traveling to Maryland Sept. 14.

The Seminoles not only escaped Saturday's opener with a 38-31 victory, they also returned home pretty much unscathed. However, starting tight tackle Ray Willis is expected to be held out of drills for the next couple of days with an ankle sprain. Though Willis was injured against the Cyclones, he did not miss an offensive snap and it's hopeful he can play against the Cavs.

Even so, senior split tackle Brett Williams worked at tight tackle and Alex Barron moved into Williams' slot. Former tight tackle Todd Williams has filled the role at tight guard in place of Milford Brown, who was ruled ineligible for the season by the NCAA last Wednesday.

Additionally, receiver Craphonso Thorpe had his toe re-examined by a team physician Monday and had an MRI tonight. Thorpe played just two snaps against Iowa State as he has been plagued by a right (big) toe sprain most of the preseason. Also, receiver Talman Gardner received treatment for a shin contusion suffered against the Cyclones and linebacker Jerel Hudson aggravated his ankle sprain.

"Ray Willis has an ankle sprain -- we are trying to get him ready for Saturday but it's going to be close," trainer Randy Oravetz said. "B.J. Ward suffered a hip pointer in the game and we are going to hold him out for a few days. Jerel Hudson, we are going to try to keep him out of contact this week and get him ready. (Darnell) Dockett and (Travis) Johnson are sore but we expected that. Overall, we came out pretty good."


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