Thompson Out For the Season with Torn ACL

Tallahassee, FL--Call it rather sobering news out of Tallahassee Monday, the injury report on senior running back Chris Thompson.

As feared Saturday night after he left the field with an apparent knee injury, Thompson suffered a season ending injur. Test show a torn ligament in his left knee, an injury that will require surgery.

Chris was FSU's leading rusher this season with 687 yards and was on pace to become the 'noles first thousand yard back since 1996.

What makes this story tougher to deal with, Thompson this season was coming back after suffering a broken back in a game last season.

And personally as his coach puts it, Chris Thompson is all that's right about college football.

"This game takes no prisoners," Jimbo Fisher said Monday "and it's a very unforgiving game. And when you look at on film you don't see much, you think it would be his right leg not his left the way the cut was. But...he got an a.c.l. And that's a very big blow to us because of what he is to our team. But also we have two quality guys behind him in Freeman and Wilder who we are very proud of and played very well in that game. You have to go on."

That is some solace in terms of the team moving on, FSU so deep at that position. Still such a tough blow for Thompson!

FSU coming off the Miami win setting it's sights on a home game against Bay alum Jordan Byas and a surprising 6-2 Duke team.


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