NFL `Noles ravaged by injuries in 2017


Football just hasn’t gone right this year. Florida State is 4-6 and is in jeopardy of not making a bowl for the first time in 36 years. At the pro level, many former Seminoles have been bogged down with injuries this season.

Seven former FSU stars are out for the season and countless others have missed time in 2017.

Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings, running back

The rookie running back suffered a torn ACL on October 2 against the Detroit Lions. Cook finished his first season in the NFL with 74 carries for 354 yards and two touchdowns.

– Chris Thompson, Washington Redskins, running back

Thompson was carted off last week during the Redskins loss to the New Orleans Saints. He fractured his fibula and will miss the rest of the season. The fifth-year pro finishes 2017 with 804 total yards and six touchdowns.

– Rashad Greene, Jacksonville Jaguars, wide receiver

Greene suffered an Achilles injury in the preseason and has missed the entire season on IR.

– Rod Johnson, Cleveland Browns, offensive line

Johnson injured his knee during Cleveland’s final preseason game. He’s been on injured reserve since.

– Dustin Hopkins, Washington Redskins, kicker

Hopkins suffered a right hip rotator muscle sprain on October 16 against San Francisco. He’s been placed on IR and will miss the rest of 2017.

– Sebastian Janikowski, Oakland Raiders, kicker

Janikowski injured his back in the preseason and the ailment forced him to the injured reserve. The Polish Cannon has missed all of 2017.

– Tank Carradine, San Francisco 49ers, defensive end

Carradine was placed on injured reserve after a severe ankle sprain back in September. However, the 49ers are expected to remove him from IR as Carradine is healthy enough to play.

Other former Florida State stars such as Jameis Winston, Kelvin Benjamin, Ronald Darby, Graham Gano, and Devonta Freeman have been hampered by ailments this season. Winston has been rehabbing a shoulder injury. Freeman has had three concussions this season. Benjamin injured his leg last week. Former `Nole Mario Edwards Jr. has finally returned to the field after a neck injury earlier in his career, good to see him healthy.

Dustin Lewis
Lead writer for NoleGameday. Majoring in Editing, Writing, and Media at Florida State University. Staff Writer for the FSView and contributor for Celtics Hub.

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