On Saturday during Florida State's win over Virginia, freshman running back Dalvin Cook took a big hit and fumbled. He was helped off the field, unable to place any pressure on his right leg. Trainers attended to Cook on the sideline, and his right leg was wrapped around his hip area, but he did not leave the field. Cook did not return to the game, and coach Jay Graham, as well as teammates like Mario Pender came over and consoled the freshman, who had an incredible game just a week ago over Louisville.
At the end of the game, Cook walked off the field with his team. His leg was not wrapped, and he was not using crutches, though he was walking gingerly.
Jimbo Fisher said the following after the game.
He got banged up pretty good. I'll have to wait and see. I don't know. We missed a block and it looked like he got hit on the hip. I couldn't tell, though.
Late Saturday night, Cook's grandmother
mother posted two updates about an hour apart on Facebook:
"Just heard from Dalvin's coach and he has a bruised hip and he says he will be fine but he is a little down right now so please pray for him."
Followed by ...
"Just spoke to Dalvin. He is ok and will be playing next week."
If that comes to fruition, it's good news for Florid State and Cook, who is from Miami and will be looking to make an impact against his hometown Hurricanes. Cook also missed spring football due to injury, but has shown fantastic flashes when healthy.
FSU was also without tailback Ryan Green, who did not dress due to what is presumed to be an injury. Running back Mario Pender, who has been out over a month since suffering an ankle injury in the Syracuse game, was available, but Jimbo Fisher elected to stick with Karlos Williams, presumably to avoid an injury to Pender.