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UM LB Jamie Gordinier tears second ACL in a little less than a year

Linebacker Jamie Gordinier is shown here at a community service event in South Miami in July.
Linebacker Jamie Gordinier is shown here at a community service event in South Miami in July. SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN

University of Miami linebacker Jamie Gordinier has had another unfortunate setback, effectively sidelining him for the third consecutive season.

UM announced Friday evening that Gordinier injured his right knee and will undergo surgery next week at the UHealth Sports Medicine Institute at The Lennar Foundation Medical Center.

A source said the injury, which includes a torn ACL, happened Wednesday.

He will miss the 2017 season, the school said in a written release.

After redshirting his first season in 2015, Gordinier tore the ACL of his left knee after recording one solo tackle against FAMU in the 2016 season opener. He had been doing well, linebackers coach Manny Diaz said Aug. 2, and was practicing at more than one linebacker spot.

“The neat thing about Jamie is he feels really confident in his leg,’’ Diaz said that day. “Just the first couple days, even though there’s no contact out there, just moving and cutting, doesn’t show any hesitation. So I think that, for his confidence, will be really good.

“Now tomorrow, he’s got to run at somebody where it makes a loud noise and feel really good about that and then eventually, we’ll work our way to scrimmage next Saturday. But it helps us having him back. He’s a guy that’s very intelligent, answers all the questions in the meeting room and can play multiple positions for us.”

Gordinier, listed at 6-4 and 235 pounds, is from Monmouth Beach, N.J. He was a consensus three-star prospect who was rated the No. 1 defensive end in the state of New Jersey.

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