MIAMI -- Florida State leading rusher Chris Thompson injured his left knee in the second quarter against Miami on Saturday night and will not return to the game.
Thompson was hurt following a juggling 32-yard catch, when his knee bent awkwardly while being tackled. He was helped off the field, and the school announced later he was out. At the time of his injury, Thompson had 94 of the Seminoles' 112 total yards.
The senior is a leading candidate to become the ACC's comeback player of the year, after missing most of last season with a broken back. He made his return this season and went into the game with 640 total yards rushing, putting him on pace to become the school's first 1,000-yard rusher since Warrick Dunn in 1996.
Without him, Florida State will rely on James Wilder Jr. and Devonta Freeman. Wilder Jr. ran for a touchdown on the drive in which Thompson got hurt.