TALLAHASSEE -- FSU received bad news late Sunday night when an MRI on Chris Thompson’s left knee revealed a torn ACL. Thompson was the Seminoles’ leading rusher with 687 yards and five touchdowns. He was averaging 7.5 yards per carry.
“He’s what’s right about college football. I say it all the time,” coach Jimbo Fisher said. “But this game takes no prisoners.”
Thompson, a senior, was an inspirational team leader after returning from a broken back he sustained last season against Wake Forest.
On Saturday night against Miami, his left foot caught in the turf as he was tackled after a 32-yard reception. Thompson has not used his redshirt, and FSU will attempt to get him another year of eligibility.
In Thompson’s place, sophomores James Wilder Jr. and Devonta Freeman (Miami Central) will split time. Freeman lead the team in rushing last season and ran for two scores in FSU’s win over Miami.