TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Florida State running back Mario Pender has been hospitalized since Tuesday due to a collapsed lung that he suffered during practice.
Coach Jimbo Fisher said the injury occurred when Pender ran into the back one of one of his own guys, and said Pender could be released Thursday night.
The 10th-ranked Seminoles (3-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) are off this week. Fisher said there is a possibility that Pender could play Oct. 3 at Wake Forest.
In three games, Pender has 140 yards on 30 carries and a touchdown. Dalvin Cook, who is Florida State’s lead back, was knocked out of last Friday’s 14-0 win at Boston College due to an upper-body injury but has practiced this week and is not expected to miss any games.