TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (CBSMiami.com) – The Florida State Seminoles three-game losing streak got worse Saturday when running back Chris Thompson broke his back during the loss to Wake Forest.
Thompson suffered the injury in the first quarter. FSU said he suffered compression fractures of his T-5 and T-6 vertebrae, or roughly in the middle of his back.
Head coach Jimbo Fisher said that the injury was not paralyzing. Thompson was taken to a local hospital for further evaluations.
Thompson’s injury was the latest to decimate a team that was a preseason top five team. The most notable injury came to starting quarterback E.J. Manuel, who finally returned to action against Wake Forest last Saturday.
The Noles also lost offensive linemen Garrett Faircloth before the game and left tackle Andrew Datko missed the game due to shoulder problems.