FSU’s RB depth takes another hit with Ryan Green’s surgery

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State’s running back depth has now been thinned after another shoulder surgery this spring.

Ryan Green recently had shoulder surgery and will miss the last two weeks of practice for the Seminoles, coach Jimbo Fisher said Monday night. Green ran for 163 yards and a touchdown as a true freshman in 2013.

Early enrollee Dalvin Cook, the state’s Mr. Football last year at Miami Central, was lost for the spring with a shoulder injury that he suffered just before the start of spring practice.

Both are expected to be back in time for the start of preseason practice in August.

And Fisher said that a third tailback, Mario Pender, will have further examination on a hamstring injury. That could leave just tailback Karlos Williams and fullback Freddie Stevenson as the only healthy returning rushers with experience as Florida State goes into the second half of spring practice.

Florida State will hold its spring game April 12 at 3 p.m.