Sad news coming from Coral Gables over the weekend and the Miami Hurricanes learned the prognosis of CB Malek Young and it’s not good. Young who sustained a neck injury in the loss to Wisconsin in the Orange Bowl will have career ending surgery in the near future.
Here’s statements from Young and head coach Mark Richt via the Miami Herald:
“After discussions with my family and the UM medical staff we have determined that my football career should come to an end,” Young said in a statement released by UM. “I look forward to getting healthy, working towards my degree and continuing to support my teammates, as I know they will continue to support me.”
“While we’re disappointed that Malek’s football career is over, his health is our top priority,” coach Mark Richt said. “Malek is a terrific young man, one who I’m confident will go on to accomplish great things. He will remain on full scholarship and we will support him every step of the way.”
The news which must be difficult for Young and his family is also tough for Miami. He was a budding talent as a true sophomore and was really stepping into a leadership role. With all that said, he seems to be taking this is stride.
— Humble Child (@MalekYoung) January 21, 2018
I think the coolest part of this story is the fact that Miami will still keep him on scholarship. So he will be able to obtain his degree and become a professional in another field. In fact this should be standard practice for all schools if a player has a career ending injury, however it isn’t something as prevalent as it ought to be. Young’s injury proves that football is a dangerous game with tremendous risks. That’s why the concept of amateurism is such a scam. These young men are putting their health on the line daily. At least Miami is doing the right thing.
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