Josh Sweat Injury Update: Status Uncertain For Louisville Game

FSU defensive end Josh Sweat will travel to Louisville and is questionable to play Saturday. Sweat injured his knee in practice Thursday, but the issue isn’t considered serious.

Josh Sweat is headed to Louisville after all. And that’s at least some good news for a Florida State team already down one of its top defensive players.

Sweat’s father, William Washington, confirmed to 247Sports that he and his son will make the trip to Louisville sometime Friday separate from the team, which left Thursday. Sweat suffered a knee injury in practice earlier Thursday and received treatment. The injury isn’t considered serious enough to warrant an MRI.

Whether he’ll have recovered enough to play remains to be seen.

“It’s wait and see,” Washington said. “Coach (Jimbo) Fisher always errs on the side of caution. … If there’s any doubt, he won’t play. But if he can, he will.”

Not having their standout defensive end won’t help matters as the second-ranked Seminoles try to stop Lamar Jackson. Florida State is already missing defensive back Derwin James, who will sit out 5-7 weeks after having surgery to repair a torn left meniscus.

If Sweat cannot play, Jacob Pugh will get the majority of the reps.

The ACC showdown between top 10 teams is the most anticipated early game of Saturday’s slate. Jackson has accounted for 13 touchdowns in two games to help Louisville surge to No. 10 in the latest AP Top 25, and he’ll be going up against a shorthanded FSU defense.

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