Wilson’s injury leaves FSU ‘D’ without its best player

In what has already been a difficult week around the FSU football program, interim head coach Odell Haggins released a statement Thursday stating that starting defensive tackle Marvin Wilson will miss the remainder of the 2019 season after having surgery on his hand earlier this week.

“Marvin Wilson sustained a hand injury during last week’s game against Miami,” said Haggins. “After consulting with our athletic training staff and team physicians it was determined that surgery was the best course of action for Marvin. He has surgery earlier this week and is expected to miss the rest of this season. Marvin is disappointed, but he will remain involved as a captain and respected leader for our team.”

Wilson is the unquestioned leader of FSU’s defense and at times has been dominant this season. His five sacks rank first on the team, his 8.5 tackles-for-a-loss rank second and his 44 tackles third. His absence will only increase the challenge the FSU defense will face against a Boston College offense whose rushing attack averages over 274 yards per game.

The Seminoles had started Wilson, Cory Durden and Robert Cooper in their previous nine games. Dennis Briggs could be in line to get the start when FSU (4-5) plays at Boston College on Saturday at noon (ACC Network).

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