Dalvin Cook Injury Update: Shoulder Surgery Shelves Running Back

    A Dalvin Cook injury update following the star running back's shoulder surgery. FSU's Heisman hopeful star will spend part of his summer rehabbing.

    April 7, 2016


    A Dalvin Cook injury update following the star running back’s shoulder surgery. FSU’s Heisman hopeful star will spend part of his summer rehabbing.


    Florida State running back Dalvin Cook will be one of the Heisman Trophy favorites to begin the 2016 college football season, but he will spend the time between now and the fall rehabbing from shoulder surgery.

    Head coach Jimbo Fisher said that Cook underwent surgery on Tuesday and will be sidelined for the next several months.

    According to Fisher, the injury happened during a pass protection drill during spring practice, and that Cook decided to have the surgery now and not let the issue stick around during the offseason.

    “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).”

    This is Cook’s second surgery during his Seminole career; he had a right front labrum repaired in 2014. He also had left shoulder surgery while in high school.

    With Cook out for the rest of spring practice and the annual spring game on Saturday, sophomore Jacques Patrick and junior Ryan Green will be taking first-team snaps at running back. The two are battling for the backup position, and adding depth in the backfield is a key focus for Fisher.

    Despite suffering from a left hamstring and ankle injury, Cook rushed for 1,691 yards and 19 touchdowns last season as a sophomore after setting the Seminoles’ freshman record with 1,008 yards the previous season.


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