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Tuesday, March 27, 2012
FSU's Jernigan, Gehres out for spring

By Matt Fortuna

Florida State defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan and receiver Josh Gehres will miss the remainder of spring practices because of knee injuries.

"He had an MCL tear, slight meniscus tear," coach Jimbo Fisher said of Jernigan, who injured his knee Saturday. "He'll be out for about 4-6 weeks and he'll be fine. He'll miss the rest of spring practice, but he's fine. It's relieving. After I saw it on film, I didn't feel as bad. It was a deal where someone fell from behind."

Gehres slightly tore his MCL. The junior missed most of last season with a knee injury, playing in just two games and catching zero passes.

Jernigan played in all 13 games last season as a true freshman, recording 30 tackles and 2.5 tackles for loss.

Nearly five hours north, Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson told reporters that linebacker Julian Burnett will likely miss the upcoming season with a neck injury. Mark Schlabach has the details here.