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FSU star running back Dalvin Cook undergoes shoulder surgery

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FSU’s football world is not on Dalvin Cook’s shoulders.

Still, the strain is showing.

Cook has had minor shoulder surgery, which will keep him out for Saturday’s spring game as well as the next two months. The star running back should be ready for summer practice, coach Jimbo Fisher said.

“We cleaned up some stuff in the back of his shoulder, and he’ll be ready in a couple of months,” Fisher said. “He’ll be ready to go in June or July, and train (for next season).”

Fisher said Cook suffered the injury during a pass protection drill, and decided to have surgery now instead of have the issue linger into the off season. He also classified the injury as “nothing drastic.”

An FSU spokesman clarified Cook had surgery to repair a labrum tear near the back of the shoulder.

Cook had surgery to repair the right front labrum during his first months on campus in 2014, and also had left shoulder surgery in high school.

Cook rushed for nearly 1,700 yards and 19 scores last year. If he so chooses, this could be his last season before declaring for the draft.

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