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Sean Maguire: Injury has been 'real, real tough'

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August

TALLAHASSEE -- Florida State quarterback Sean Maguire said the last three days have been "real, real tough" after breaking a bone in his right foot, but he will try to return to action as soon as possible.

"I'm going to try to get back as fast as possible, that's for sure," Maguire said during Sunday's media day.

Maguire sustained the injury to the outside of his foot during the opening week of practice. He is expected to undergo surgery this week and miss about a month.

Maguire said he's glad the training staff caught the injury, otherwise it would worsen. Left unchecked, the recovery time would be closer to 6-8 weeks, Maguire said.

"It's a long season, as you guys know," Maguire said. "Stuff happens. I'd rather be 100 percent for it."

Maguire admitted that the injury was a tough blow. He waited his turn behind Jameis Winston to compete for the starting job, then competed with Everett Golson last season.

Maguire also needed surgery in January after injuring his left ankle during the loss to Houston in the Peach Bowl. That injury kept him out of spring ball.

"The past three days have been real, real tough on me and my family," Maguire said. "It's been pretty bad. Like I said, seeing guys on the team, how much they care about me and these coaches, that's kind of like my main motivation, to be 100 percent...

"It's been a roller coaster, but you know what? Competition brings out the best in people. I know that's a cliché answer. But I think when this is all said and done, I already know I'm a better player for it - and a better person."

[Last modified: Sunday, August 14, 2016 12:28pm]

    

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