Florida State running back James Wilder will not be available for the Seminoles’ home showdown against NC State on Saturday. According to College Football Talk, the 6-foot-2, 229-pound junior suffered a concussion during FSU’s massive, 51-14, beat down of Clemson, and will be out this weekend.
Unfortunately, this is not Wilder’s first injury issue in 2013. The running back hurt his shoulder in the team’s season opener against Pitt, and it has nagged him all season long.
After collecting 635 yards on 110 carries with 11 touchdowns in 2012, while splitting time with Chris Thompson and Devonta Freeman, Wilder has fallen back a bit this year. He is third on the team with 226 yards, trailing both Freeman (469 yards) and Karlos Williams (226 yards).
Both Freeman and Williams – a converted defensive back – will be leaned upon against the Wolfpack. NC State gives up an average of 150 rushing yards per game.