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Florida State Seminoles expect reinforcements for Wake Forest game

Florida State could get a trio of reinforcements for Saturday’s game against Wake Forest.

Linebacker Markus Eligwe (foot) hasn’t played all season, and defensive end Mario Edwards and running back Mario Pender each missed last week’s N.C. State game with concussions.

Coach Jimbo Fisher said this week that each has a good chance to return to the lineup Saturday.

“They practiced and were good to go [Wednesday],” Fisher said, referring to Edwards and Pender. “No effects from anything.”

Concussion protocol

Fisher was asked about FSU’s concussion protocol in the wake of the controversy surrounding Michigan coach Brady Hoke.

He said that the team’s doctors are in complete control over determining whether a player is concussed and when he can return to the field.

“It has nothing to do with me,” Fisher said.

“And I don’t want that responsibility. There is no game or no situation where it is worth a young man’s [safety].”

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