Purdy had surgery Tuesday on his collarbone, which he broke during a preseason scrimmage and aggravated during Saturday’s game against NC State, Norvell said. Purdy underwent surgery for the original injury and always was going to need a follow-up procedure to remove a plate and screws, but that surgery was expedited because of the recent inflammation.
Purdy, an ESPN 300 recruit and ESPN’s No. 5 pocket passer in the 2020 class, completed 15 of 23 passes for 181 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions in Florida State’s 38-22 loss to NC State. He had also appeared off the bench in losses to Pitt and Louisville.
Norvell said Purdy definitely will be back for spring football practice in 2021.
Jordan Travis, who had started Florida State’s previous four games before suffering an injury, is expected back this week as the Seminoles host the No. 4 Clemson Tigers. Travis, a sophomore, has 864 passing yards with four touchdowns and five interceptions this season.
Florida State has started four different quarterbacks in Norvell’s first season as coach.
The Seminoles also will be without starting defensive lineman Cory Durden, who tweeted Thursday that he was opting out of the rest of the 2020 season.