Jan 2, 2014; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Team Nitro running back Dalvin Cook (4) runs with the ball against Team Highlight during the first half of the Under Armour All America football game at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Florida State Seminoles lose 5-star Dalvin Cook for spring practice


Back in December, the Florida State Seminoles landed a big victory before even playing the BCS National Championship Game when 5-star running back Dalvin Cook switched his commitment from the rival Florida Gators to the Seminoles and enrolled in school in January for the spring semester.

With juniors Devonta Freeman and James Wilder Jr. declaring for the NFL Draft and Karlos Williams, who switched from safety to running back during the season and little-used freshman Ryan Green not having a lot of experience, Cook saw the opportunity to quickly earn a spot.

According to Brendan Sonnone of The Orlando Sentinel, Cook suffered a freak accident in the weight room.

“Dalvin will be out for the spring. He actually stumbled on a step and had it repaired, so he’ll be good,” Fisher said.

Cook fell up a set of stairs in FSU’s weight room, put his hand out to catch himself and landed awkwardly, injuring his labrum in the process.

“He had a tremendous offseason, he acted like he’d been there for three years,” Fisher said. “It’s a shame, but he’ll get to be in every meeting. That way he can have the surgery now and will have over three months of rehab and will be full go in the fall.”

The Seminoles also will get a former highly touted recruit, running back Mario Pender, back for spring after he missed the season for academic reasons.

The defending champions open spring practice Wednesday.

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