The Miami Hurricanes have lost their second major player to injury in the past week, and this one is doubly distressing to the Hurricanes’ passing game as No. 7 Miami (10-1, 7-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) gets ready to face No. 1 Clemson (11-1, 7-1) on Saturday night in the ACC Championship Game.
Five days after senior tight end Christopher Herndon sustained a season-ending knee injury on Friday at Pittsburgh, sophomore receiver Ahmmon Richards, who last year broke Canes’ legend Michael Irvin’s freshman school receiving record, injured his knee Wednesday morning during practice and was carted off Greentree Field.
The Miami Herald first reported the injury Wednesday afternoon, and the University of Miami sent out a release Wednesday evening saying Richards “sustained a meniscus injury in his left knee during practice today and will miss the remainder of the season.’’
Richards will undergo surgery this week, UM said.
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Richt declined to discuss Richards’ newest injury when approached by the Herald regarding Richards after practice Wednesday, saying he wouldn’t answer any questions.
Between Herndon (470 yards and four touchdowns) and Richards (439 yards and three touchdowns), the two accounted for 909 receiving yards and seven touchdowns.
The 6-1, 190-pound Richards, a 2016 freshman All-American who had 934 receiving yards in 2016, has been plagued by hamstring injuries all season, and also at times had issues with an ankle and his achilles’ tendon, according to Richt recently.