Posted by Chip Patterson
When Florida State running back Jermaine Thomas laid on the ground, leg limp at his side, many (your author included) believed that the knee injury could be the end of the season for the talented junior. However, it appears as though Thomas has somehow avoided serious injury, according to the St. Petersburg Times. An MRI on Monday showed no major tears or damages, though head coach Jimbo Fisher said that Thomas may not play this weekend against Maryland.
Thomas is the team's second-leading rusher, and has been a pivotal part of the multi-back rushing attack that has helped fuel the Seminoles' offense this season. Thomas, along with Chris Thompson and Ty Jones, have combined to average 147.8 yards per game thus far in 2010. Florida State will need to find a way to keep up that production in a must-win game against the Terrapins in College Park. With Florida State, N.C. State, and Maryland all knotted at the top of the ACC Atlantic standings, the Seminoles must win their conference finale in order to do their part to win the division title and get to the ACC Championship Game. With the loss to N.C. State, Florida State will also need a Wolfpack loss in order to claim the division. N.C. State also has to travel to Maryland for their conference finale on November 27, but takes on the Tar Heels in Chapel Hill on Saturday.