The Miami Hurricanes are paying a rather high price after snapping a seven game losing streak vs the Florida State Seminoles. After it was determined that starting RB Mark Walton will be out for the rest of the year due to ankle surgery. Several other key starters are also hobbled.
WR Ahmmon Richards who has been dealing with a hamstring pull that kept him out the first two games of the season has apparently been tweaked. He wasn’t on the field on the last drive for Miami and he’s still receiving treatment. Head coach Mark Richt had this to say Tuesday (via Miami Herald)
“Ahmmon Richards is struggling right now. He’s not 100 percent. He may play, but can he go the whole game? If he was 100 percent healthy, he probably would have been in the game on that last play. But Ahmmon was not able to do that…
Did he get set back? We’ve got to find out.”
Starting guard Navaughn Donaldson who got banged up on the same play as Walton was wearing a boot abd is said to have a sprained ankle. The timetable when he is set to return has not be determined yet.
Transfer starting CB Dee Delaney was wearing a knee brace on his right knee and was using a stationary bike using his left leg only. Starting safety Sheldrick Redwine also has not practiced. Both players Mark Richt declined to comment on their current condition.
In addition, WR Braxton Berrios, fresh off winning the ACC WR of the week was sporting non contact green jersey. It’s not clear what Berrios’ injury is, but it’s clear he got a little banged up and is being held out of contact as a precaution at least in the early portion of the week.
The Canes who are now ranked 11th in the AP poll get set to take on Georgia Tech at home on Saturday. Their depth at pretty much every key position is going to be tested big time moving forward.