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Hurricanes RB Duke Johnson undergoes ankle surgery

 
 
Miami running back Duke Johnson is consoled as he is taken off the field after injuring his foot during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game against Florida State in Tallahassee on Nov. 2, 2013.
Miami running back Duke Johnson is consoled as he is taken off the field after injuring his foot during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game against Florida State in Tallahassee on Nov. 2, 2013.
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Hurricanes running back Duke Johnson underwent surgery Monday to repair his broken right ankle, coach Al Golden said Tuesday.

UM team physician Lee Kaplan performed the operation.

“I left him a message last night,’’ Golden said of Johnson. “Texted him this morning. When we get out of here [Tuesday] I think he’ll be in a position where we can talk or go see him later.

“All indications are everything went well,” Golden said. “He’s got a great personality, he’s resilient and he’ll be back better than ever.”

Needs to ‘relax’

UM kicker Matt Goudis has missed his last three field-goal attempts from 40 yards or longer.

“He’s been great in practice,” Golden said. “We’ve just got to get him to relax. … We have a lot of faith in him, and now he’s just got to trust his technique, let it go and move on.”

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