The latest recovery prognosis about Florida State quarterback Deondre Francois is encouraging.
Francois revealed that he’s ahead of schedule in the rehabilitation process from his left knee injury and believes he’ll be completely healed by the summer.
“I’m feeling pretty good,” Francois told Orlando Sentinel reporter Safid Deen. “Doc said I’m a bit ahead of schedule than what he expected. That’s a good thing. We’re still taking it slow.”
Francois sustained a season-ending injury (torn patellar tendon) in FSU’s season opener vs. Alabama last September.
During the spring, Francois has been involved in individual and 7-on-7 drills but didn’t compete in 11-on-11 competition.
Francois is serving as the third-string quarterback behind sophomore James Blackman and redshirt freshman Bailey Hockman as he works his way back into shape.
Francois is making excellent strides, but the Seminoles’ doctors are still employing a careful mindset when it comes to his full return.
“We still want to take it slow. We don’t want to rush it. I feel good,” Francois told the Orlando Sentinel. “But the protocol that doctors told me, I’m still not where I’m supposed to be so I’m not going to rush anything.”
Francois won’t play in the Florida State Garnet and Gold spring contest, slated for 6 p.m. ET April 14.