Florida State starting quarterback Deondre Francois suffered a season-ending patellar tendon injury in his left knee and is scheduled to have surgery as early as Tuesday, according to sources.

Francois was hurt in the fourth quarter of Saturday's season opener against top-ranked Alabama at new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

The Crimson Tide beat the Seminoles 24-7.

Francois was sacked from behind on a rollout to his right by Alabama's Ronnie Harrison, a former standout at Florida High.

Francois stayed on the turf after clutching his left knee.

He was taken to a medical tent on FSU's sideline and emerged with a brace on his left leg and using a pair of crutches.

Francois folded his hands in prayer as he left the field on a cart.