Report: Chris Thompson breaks back

Updated: October 9, 2011, 5:47 PM ET
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Florida State starting tailback Chris Thompson broke two vertebrae in the first quarter of Saturday's game against Wake Forest, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

Thompson suffered compression fractures of his T-5 and T-6 vertebrae, according the the report.

Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher said the injury was "not paralyzing" and not related to a previous back injury Thompson had last season.

"He's going to be staying here for further evaluations for a day or two so they can stabilize it and see how we're going to move him and what we're going to do," Fisher told the Sentinel. "But & he broke his back."

Thompson was hit while running with the ball and moved his limbs before a cart took him off the field.

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