Running back Dalvin Cook, the nation’s second-leading rusher, will miss No. 17 Florida State’s game against Syracuse on Saturday because of an ankle injury.
Coach Jimbo Fisher made the announcement following practice Thursday.
Cook injured his left ankle in the Seminoles’ 22-16 loss to Georgia Tech on Saturday. He had been affected by a hamstring injury the past three games.
The sophomore is the first Florida State running back since Greg Allen in 1981 to have a pair of 200-yard games in the same season. Through seven games, Cook has 1,037 yards rushing with 11 touchdowns and is averaging 8.2 yards per carry.
With Cook out, Johnathan Vickers and Jacques Patrick will get the carries for the Seminoles (6-1, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference). They have has combined for 21 carries and 68 yards.
Republished with permission of the Associated Press.