Highly-Touted Florida State Freshman RB to Miss 2012
He is set to have surgery and will be placed as a redshirt.
"It's the new injury of ball," coach Jimbo Fisher said. "Some of the NFL teams are sending six, eight, nine guys a year to it. … Instead of making it worse, we're going to get it fixed and have it ready to go."
Pender, a highly-touted prospect in high school, was listed as the No. 4 tailback on the Seminoles' depth chart behind Chris Thompson, Devonta Freeman and James Wilder Jr., but was expected to see the field and receive touches.
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