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EJ Manuel a scratch from scrimmage

8/16/2012

Quarterback EJ Manuel will miss today's scrimmage, the first of the fall for Florida State, for precautionary reasons, the school announced.

According to a report by 1010 XL radio in Jacksonville, Manuel rolled his ankle during Wednesday's closed practice, leaving the field in a walking boot under his own power.

Manuel missed portions of three games last season with a shoulder injury, with backup Clint Trickett taking over for portions of the Oklahoma and Wake Forest games and playing all four quarters in a loss to Clemson.

FSU calls Manuel's absence a precaution, but Jimbo Fisher will address the media on the situation after the scrimmage.

Our ACC blogger wrote yesterday that FSU is more prepared than any other ACC team to have an QB injury.

And we wrote yesterday about the physical improvements made by Trickett since last season.

Redshirt freshman Jacob Coker and true freshmen Jameis Winston and Sean Maguire are expected to see work in today's scrimmage as well.