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Shoulder Injury Might Force Seminoles' Ward to Miss Season

February 01, 1993|Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Charlie Ward, Florida State's two-sport star, might be sidelined for the rest of the basketball season after sustaining a dislocated left shoulder Sunday with 6:17 to play in the the No. 19-ranked Seminoles' 96-77 Atlantic Coast Conference victory over No. 18 Georgia Tech.

Ward, the Seminoles' quarterback who finished sixth in the Heisman Trophy voting last fall, will require surgery to repair the injury.

"He will need to get it fixed eventually," team physician Kris Stowers said. "The important thing for Charlie, this is not his dominant shoulder."

Stowers said a decision would be made after further tests and consultation with Ward and football Coach Bobby Bowden. Ward attends Florida State on a football scholarship.

Florida State is 14-6 overall, 6-2 in the ACC. Georgia Tech is 11-5 and 4-3.

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