University of Miami true freshman quarterback Jarren Williams was not at practice on Tuesday morning during media viewing.
“Jarren Williams was a limited participant in practice,” said UM athletics communications director Camron Ghorbi. “He is being evaluated by our medical staff.”
UM did not elaborate on Williams’ injury.
Once he left early in practice, he did not return.
I saw Williams, a 6-2, 220-pounder out of Central Gwinnett High in Lawrenceville, Georgia, at about 10:05 am getting into a car with someone who was parked in the UM coaches/administrators lot. He was wearing plain clothes (long sweat pants, etc, but didn’t appear to be in UM garb).
UM coach Mark Richt was not scheduled to speak to the media after practice Tuesday, but offensive coordinator Thomas Brown talked to the media. When asked about Williams, Brown said, “Ask Coach Richt.’’
▪ Also missing, and likely out for a long time: second-team left offensive tackle George Brown, who sustained what Miami announced Tuesday as an MCL injury in his right knee on Saturday during the scrimmage. Miami said in a news release that Brown will undergo surgery this week and is “expected to make a full recovery.’’
Tight end Michael Irvin also had MCL surgery last week and UM said he’d be out about four months.
Brown transferred to UM from LSU in 2016. He saw action in three games as a reserve last season.
His replacement on the second-string O-line: freshman DJ Scaife.
▪ Missing from the open portion of practice Tuesday: redshirt senior defensive lineman Demetrius Jackson. Jackson has returned this camp from knee surgery. The good news is that Jackson was seen walking off the field in full uniform at the end of practice. He looked fine.
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