After suffering a collapsed lung a few weeks ago, Florida State running back Mario Pender was released from the hospital Thursday according to Brendan Sonnone of the Orlando Sentinel.
Mario Pender is out of hospital. Lost 18 pounds
— Brendan Sonnone (@osfsu) October 8, 2015
While in the hospital, Pender reportedly lost 18 pounds. Pender originally hurt himself in practice a few weeks ago when he bumped into an offensive lineman on a routine running play.
Pender, a 5’10”, 204-pound junior from Cape Coral, Florida, plays behind star Dalvin Cook and has rushed for 140 yards and one touchdown on 30 caries, while catching three passes for 34 yards in a reserve role this season.
It is not yet know when he’ll resume practicing again. Earlier in the day, starting running back Dalvin Cook returned to practice after he suffered a pulled hamstring in last Saturday’s game against Wake Forest.
The Seminoles (4-0) are set to play Miami this Saturday,