Star DT to miss BC game after surgery on hand

What a whirlwind of a week this has been for Florida State football, it’s pretty unbelievable at this point. Sources tell NoleGameday that star Seminoles defensive tackle Marvin Wilson suffered a broken hand and has undergone surgery on the injury. Wilson will miss Saturday’s game at Boston College, the first under interim head coach Odell Haggins, and there is no current timetable for his return.

I’m no doctor, but I am pretty nifty with Google. According to medlineplus.gov, the typical recovery time after surgery on a broken hand is three weeks. That timeline would end Wilson’s regular season with a shot to get him back for a potential bowl game if he doesn’t decide to sit it out. However, Wilson isn’t typical. Some athletes heal faster and he’ll have full-time access to trainers as well as 24/7 rehab to get him healthy as soon as possible. This is unfortunate for the Texas native, who was in the midst of an outstanding junior season. Through nine games, Wilson had racked up a career-high 44 total tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, 5 sacks, and one forced fumble.

This is also a huge blow for the Florida State defense heading into a game against one of the top running backs in college football, A.J. Dillon. Dillon has rushed 232 times for 1286 yards and 14 total touchdowns through nine games for the Eagles. He and the rest of BC’s stable of backs will likely be the main focal point on offense with starting QB Anthony Brown out for the season. Backup Dennis Grosel is just 29/70 (41.4%) passing in his place.

We’ll continue to update this story as more information becomes available. It just got a little tougher to get to 3-Odell.

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