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Florida State Injury Update: 11/9

Updating the injury status of a number of Florida State players.

Dalvin Cook

A little bit of good news for Florida State fans as head coach Jimbo Fisher said Dalvin Cook is healthy after the game.

"Actually probably as healthy as he's been all year, maybe since the first of the year," Fisher said. "His hamstring is fine. Ankle came out very good. Very happy with that."

Cook ran for 194 yards and 1 touchdown against Clemson and is 12 yards away from breaking Florida State's single season rushing record. 

Ro'Derrick Hoskins

Hoskins left the game after making a tackle in the third quarter. Coach Fisher is confident that he will be able to practice and play this week.

"Ro'Derrick just hit his rump," Fisher said. "When you see it, he makes a tackle, and he's flying. You could see his body bounce, like a cartoon, boom, boom. It was just a bad bruise. It wasn't on the tail bone or anything. He'll be all right. He'll be okay."

Terrance Smith

Smith made his first appearance since the Wake Forest game on Saturday. Smith came out of the game a little sore, but that's not surprising to coach Fisher.

"Terrance just typical sore from playing in the game," Fisher said. "He hadn't played in a game in a while, that physicality. But he'll be fine."

Smith was second on the team in tackles with 12 against Clemson.

Mario Pender

Pender has missed the last month and a half with a collapsed lung, but was cleared to return for the Clemson game. Pender didn't get any playing time against Clemson, and it's not a sure thing that he will play again this season. 

"Yes, he's capable of playing," Fisher said. "He could have played. We were real low on backs all week. We'll make sure and see health-wise where it's at. I want to check that out again too before I do that. He may be able to get a year back from that series of what happened."

Pender could be in position to get a medical redshirt for this season.

Lorenzo Featherston

Featherston has played in just three games due to injury this season, and hasn't registered a single tackle. Featherston has not played the last two games due to a concussion, and coach Fisher expects him to be back this season. He was not willing to put a time table on his return, however.

"Yes, he should be," Fisher said. "I don't know when, though.


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