FSU's Shannon could be lost to 'Noles for the year

Posted at 10:24 AM, Feb 05, 2013
and last updated 2015-03-04 17:31:13-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton says junior forward Terrance Shannon will fully recover from a neck injury, although he may not play again this season.

Hamilton said Monday during the weekly Atlantic Coast Conference coaches teleconference that the 6-8, 240-pound Shannon is still not doing "any up-and-down running," and that officials are taking a cautious approach with the player's recovery.

Shannon, who is the Seminoles' most reliable rebounder, was awarded a redshirt season after missing much of last year with a shoulder injury.

The Seminoles (12-9, 4-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) are at Georgia Tech (12-8, 2-6) Tuesday night in need of a win to keep alive any postseason hopes.

Hamilton said freshmen Aaron Thomas and Devon Bookert may be in for some additional playing time in view of recent contributions.