Florida State running back Mario Pender was sent to the hospital after suffering a collapsed lung in practice Tuesday.

By SI Wire
September 24, 2015

Florida State running back Mario Pender was sent to the hospital after suffering a collapsed lung in practice Tuesday, reports Brendan Sonnone of the Orlando Sentinel

According to head coach Jimbo Fisher, Pender sustained the injury after running into the back of a teammate blocking for him, calling it a "freak thing".

Fisher says that the injury should not keep Pender out for that long.

“He’s doing good, should be out of the hospital today,” Fisher said to the Orlando Sentinel. “There’s a possibility, they said he can play in 10-12 days so I don’t know."

The junior is currently second on the team with 140 rushing yards on 30 carries and has also scored a touchdown. He had 206 rushing yards last season. 

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