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FSU’s leading RB will miss the remainder of the season with ACL injury

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Unfortunately for Florida State, the worst fears regarding the knee injury to running back Chris Thompson have come to fruition.

Jimbo Fisher said Monday that Thompson, a senior, has an ACL injury and will miss the remainder of the season. Thompson suffered the injury¬†during Saturday’s win over Miami.

Thompson led the ‘Noles with 687 yards on the ground and five touchdowns — great numbers by themselves, but even more incredible when you consider Thompson was returning from a broken back that, eerily, ended his 2011 season around one year ago.

FSU’s next-leading rusher is James Wilder Jr., who has just over 300 yards less on the ground and seven touchdowns.

Just a tough break for Florida State and for an oft-injured player.

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12 Responses to “FSU’s leading RB will miss the remainder of the season with ACL injury”
  1. dgbk says: Oct 22, 2012 12:40 PM

    tough loss for the noles.thompson made it hard to prepare for them he did so much.

  2. sabanissatan says: Oct 22, 2012 1:53 PM

    another excuse why they lost for fsu fans when they get shutout by elam and co.

  3. maltdawg says: Oct 22, 2012 2:15 PM

    Don’t worry, it will still be ultra-sweet to watch FSU still ruin UF’s season. Your defense is stout but your offense is anemic. FSU at home, will take care of business in Tallahassee.

  4. tlmoon2112 says: Oct 22, 2012 2:34 PM

    This guy is clearly smokin crack. FSU doesnt play anybody. Need evidence? Look at the BCS standings. I love the overconfidence though. That’s what got you beat in the NC State game.

  5. maltdawg says: Oct 22, 2012 2:54 PM

    Yeah the NC State game hurt and sure we cant control our schedule but LSU is overrated and SC was injury riddled…..and they were both at home. FSU is still more talented than the Gators. The Gators are overachieving and it’s in Tallahassee….It’s not overcinfidence when FSU is the better team. No offense…..the Gators are on the right path….but this is not there year…..and if u cant see the offensive problems….then you are blind.

  6. sabanissatan says: Oct 22, 2012 3:04 PM

    I hope you’re trollin, maltdawg.. the gators are more talented and physical at each and every position on the field (including sturgis being a better kicker than golden shoed fruit loop).. can’t wait for yet another win at bobby bowden field

  7. maltdawg says: Oct 22, 2012 3:31 PM

    Here is the thing…Sabanissatan (I like the name too….cant stand him either). I am a realist, if the Gators were better, I would take it. I watched Tebow beat us 4 straight and they were the FAR superior team. However, I dont think they are now. UF hasnt faced a team with the weapons that FSU has….LSU is overrated, still good but not as good as last year and South Carolina committed turnover city this week, while not having Lattimore (the focal point of their offense)…As far as UF being more physical and better at every position? You are insane. The one thing I love about UF fans, they are quick to drink their own Kool-aid. Enjoy your victory over Georgia, but understand that everything goes out the window on Thanksgiving weekend. Ill be looking for your comments next month.

  8. florida727 says: Oct 22, 2012 3:46 PM

    I’m a Gator fan (go ahead with the thumbs-downs), but I’m also a realist. I’m not happy with the offense… in the first half of games. Brent Pease does a pretty remarkable job with halftime adjustments, but one of these days (it may be against Georgia this weekend, or against FSU, or it might be against Alabama if we get to the SEC title game and they’re the ones waiting for us), the lack of offense in the first half is going to dig a hole too deep to get out of.

    I don’t underestimate FSU’s talent. You guys are good. Actually VERY good. IF Florida is to win in Tallahassee, it’ll be because our defense dominates (as they have so far this year, South Carolina for the game had 36 rushing yards on 23 carries if I remember the numbers right), and our offensive line wears out your defensive front.

    What scares me about our offense is this: one week we win because our QB rushes for 177 yards; another week we win with 29 yards of total offense in the first half, yet we’re leading 21-3 at recess. You CANNOT win a national title relying on those kinds of anomalies. It catches up with you eventually.

    Happy as heck to be undefeated. Just a little wary of how we’ve gotten there so far.

    Hope Thompson gets better fast. Hope they allow him a medical redshirt so he can play one more year. Don’t know the rules on that though. No harm in hoping. Seems like a class act. Would love to see him get another shot at playing.

  9. grudenthediva says: Oct 22, 2012 3:56 PM

    “another excuse why they lost for fsu fans when they get shutout by elam and co.”

    Funny thing is, real Gators, even if they feel confident about victory in November, aren’t going to see this news and run their mouths. No one is making excuses (see: James Wilder Jr., Devonta Freeman and Lonnie Pryor).

    However, cretins like you feel the need to troll and brag about a school at which you probably couldn’t even get a job as a janitor. Enjoy your AA at Santa Fe CC, peon!

  10. jimmy53 says: Oct 22, 2012 4:40 PM

    Leave it to the Gators to make this message board about them instead of about the tragic fact that a kid came back from one of the most harrowing football injuries (a broken back) just to tear his ACL. Talk about bad luck.

    Best of luck to CT4, he’s a class act and a great addition to any team!

  11. dgbk says: Oct 22, 2012 4:52 PM

    LSU @ Home…Scar @ home..Tex Am on the road
    gators quality wins

    Clemson @ home fsu quality win

    Are noles fans really going to try to belittle LSU and Scar wins? When your one quality win came against Clemson? Lsu is overated and s.carolina committed turnovers with no help from uf. I didn’t come to the post to bash or make fun of fsu but be realistic. fsu is a talented team and more than likely if a kid plays for UF or Fsu he was recruited by both schools. None of this matter they will play and November we will see then.

  12. blueglaze says: Oct 23, 2012 8:25 PM

    Ya that A&M game was damn tough. A&M is going to be a power house soon

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