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Miami Hurricanes’ Anthony Chickillo, Corn Elder limited by injuries

 

sdegnan@MiamiHerald.com

The Miami Hurricanes finally got to use their pads and do some hitting Monday, and they appeared to be having fun.

Injury-wise, defensive end Anthony Chickillo was seen walking near the practice facility limping pretty heavily and wearing a boot. Coach Al Golden said he turned his ankle Sunday, but he didn’t elaborate on the severity.

• Two-sport prep star Corn Elder, Mr. Tennessee Football as a running back, was in a red jersey for injured players who are not allowed to have contact – seemingly hurting as he did stretching exercises next to safety Deon Bush.

Bush, who had hernia surgery in June, is getting closer to being fully integrated into practice. It’s not certain what’s wrong with Elder, a cornerback and special-teamer. Elder is a two-time basketball state champion for Ensworth High in Nashville, and there’s a good chance he could bounce over to Jim Larrañaga’s basketball team for practice before this football season ends – especially if he redshirts, Golden said.

• Golden didn’t elaborate on redshirt freshman guard Danny Isidora’s foot injury, just saying he wants to wait until he sees a foot specialist.

• Freshman offensive tackle Sunny Odogwu (foot) was back wearing a limited-contact yellow jersey. Golden expects him back fully Monday.

•  Seantrel Henderson is already out of his “limited contact” yellow jersey after turning his ankle Saturday.

• Golden raved about 6-5, 220-pound punter Pat O’Donnell, who graduated from Cincinnati and can thus immediately play as UM’s starting punter. Golden said he is the “most impressive” player he has seen the first two days of practice.

• Quarterback Preston Dewey is still not at practice.

• Freshman walk-on QB Michael Welch, from Winnetka, Ill., was added to the roster and participated in his first camp Monday.

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