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Miami Hurricanes DE Chad Thomas out with back spasms

UM coach Al Golden gave a medical update of freshman defensive end Chad Thomas in his weekly interview with WQAM 560’s Joe Rose on Monday.

Thomas, who was seen on the sidelines of the Booker T. Washington High game Friday night, didn't travel with the team because of what UM previously said was muscle spasms.

“Chad on Thursday had acute back spasms,’’ Golden said. “He couldn’t even stand up right. We took him to the doctor on Thursday and it was an issue with his back. We wanted to see if we could get him to the point where he could relax and function on Friday.

“Doctors didn’t think the six hours on an airplane back and forth was going to help him in the long run. They treated him through the weekend here and it sounds like he’ll be ready to go when we practice [Tuesday]. It’s not a long-term issue. … Hopefully we’ll get Chad back this week."

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