TALLAHASSEE -- For a few hours Tuesday afternoon, some Florida State fans with subscription accounts to the various message-board sites that cover the team may have been a little alarmed to learn that veteran receiver Kenny Shaw was absent from the day's practice session. By sunset, Jimbo Fisher eased their fears.
Shaw is OK, Fisher said. He's not injured and will make the trip to Blacksburg, Va. for the Seminoles' game Thursday night, the coach added.
According to Fisher, the junior was a little shaken up earlier this week after getting into a minor car accident in Tallahassee. Fisher said Shaw's car was struck from behind in the fender-bender and that he walked away with no serious injuries.
The Orlando native and former Dr. Phillips standout attended Monday afternoon's practice.
Shaw has 18 receptions for 378 yards in nine games this season. He also has caught three touchdown passes.
Fourth-year receiver Willie Haulstead, who medically redshirted last season after suffering a preseason concussion, took repititions in Shaw's place Tuesday afternoon. He was used often during the practice session and could soon become a greater part of the Seminoles' offense.
"Willie has been ready to play," Fisher said. "He'll play [Thursday]."
Haulstead has been limited in action this season as he has tried to return to a sound playing weight and level of conditioning following his season-long absence from football. He has just one catch for 15 yards this season.
With Shaw coming out of the accident OK, there was only one addition to FSU's injury report released Tuesday afternoon. Backup offensive guard Jake Fahrenkrug, who has worn a boot in practices this week, is going through a bout with turf toe, Fisher said. As a result, he'll miss Thursday's game.
Fahrenkrug will be replaced in his reserve role by Rueben Carter.
FSU's complete injury report can be found below:
OUT FOR GAME
S Justin Bright (head)
OG Jake Fahrenkrug (foot)
OT Dan Foose (back)
OL Garrett Faircloth (hip)
DT Moses McCray (head)
DT Derrick Mitchell (back)
OL Trey Pettis (head)
OUT FOR SEASON
CB Colin Blake (shoulder)
DE Chris Casher (knee)
TE Dan Hicks (knee)
DE Brandon Jenkins (foot)
RB Mario Pender (sports hernia)
RB Chris Thompson (knee)
LB Ukeme Eligwe (hand)
DT Jacobbi McDaniel (ankle)