Rashad Greene Injury: Updates on FSU Star's Concussion and Return

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistOctober 4, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, FL - NOVEMBER 02: Rashad Greene #80 of the Florida State Seminoles runs after a catch during a game against the Miami Hurricanes at Doak Campbell Stadium on November 2, 2013 in Tallahassee, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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Updates from Wednesday, Oct. 8

Brendan Sonnone of the Orlando Sentinel passed along comments from Jimbo Fisher on Rashad Greene:

Updates from Monday, Oct. 6

FSU provides a statement from head coach Jimbo Fisher discussing Rashad Greene's recovery:

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Florida State has a lot of talent on both sides of the ball, but the offense could end up being short-handed without top receiver Rashad Greene.

According to Corey Clark of the Tallahassee Democrat, the senior picked up a concussion in the team's matchup with Wake Forest:

Kelvin Benjamin received more publicity in the Seminoles' national title run, but Greene led the team with 76 receptions and 1,128 yards in 2013. With a strong start to the 2014 season, he is considered one of the best players in the country at his position.

ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. called him the top senior receiver in the class, via College GameDay:

Daniel Jeremiah of NFL.com has been impressed watching the player this season:

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Florida State came into the year favorites to repeat for a title, but Greene spoke about comparing the two squads, via the Associated Press (h/t USA Today):

You have to let us have our own identity. The result may be the same, but we may not beat teams by 30 or 40 like we were last year. But we're winning and getting better and playing good football is the most important thing. People can't compare us to that team. That was definitely a dominant team and nothing had been seen like that in years in college football, period.

Unfortunately, simply getting to the College Football Playoff could be a challenge if Greene's injury turns out to be serious. The Seminoles will need increased production out of Kermit Whitfield and Christian Green as well as tight end Nick O'Leary in order to keep the passing attack at an elite level.

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