Florida State junior defensive end / outside linebacker Joshua Kaindoh will miss the rest of the season with a lower-leg injury, coach Willie Taggart said on Monday.
Kaindoh had nine tackles and one sack in three games this season. He was carted off the field during Saturday’s loss at Virginia.
“I talked to him yesterday,” Taggart said. “He had good spirit. He has faith in knowing that things are going to get better.”
His injury means more playing time for Janarius Robinson, who has eight tackles and a fumble recovery in three games this year.
It’s not clear who could back up Robinson, although one option is senior Adonis Thomas. Without naming players, Taggart said he is confident in the depth at the position.
“We’ll be fine,” Taggart said. “We have some more players at that position. They didn’t get as many reps because of Joshua Kaindoh and Janarius Robinson. But we have more players on scholarship that we’re going to put in practice and see what they can do to help us on Saturday.”
Taggart also stated that wide receiver D.J. Matthews was back on the practice field on Sunday. Matthews did not travel with the team to Virginia by coach’s decision.
Left tackle Jauan Williams (ankle) is week-to-week, Taggart said. He did not play at Virginia. Stanford Samuels III “should be fine,” Taggart said. Samuels III suffered an undisclosed injury on Saturday.
Game times/TV: FSU will play host to Louisville on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN. The Seminoles will then host NC State on Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m. on the ACC Network.