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Miami Hurricanes RB Duke Johnson has sprained ankle

UM running back, Duke Johnson, cuts the corner for a first down in the first quarter as the University of Miami Hurricanes play the Duke University Blue Devils at SunLife Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.
UM running back, Duke Johnson, cuts the corner for a first down in the first quarter as the University of Miami Hurricanes play the Duke University Blue Devils at SunLife Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. Miami Herald Staff

Hurricanes running back Duke Johnson had his right foot and ankle heavily taped and was limping Monday during practice.

Coach Al Golden said on Saturday night after the Duke game that Johnson sprained his ankle.

“Just precautionary,” Golden said Monday of the tape on Johnson’s ankle. “He’ll be OK.”

The right ankle is the same one Johnson broke last season at Florida State.

Wearing red, no-contact jerseys on Monday were receiver Rashawn Scott (clavicle), who has yet to play this season, and guard Hunter Wells (back).

Also, kicker Matt Goudis (back) is trying to see whether he can kick without pain.

“I don’t know where he’s at yet,” Golden said. “Today was just kind of a loose-up day. We’ll know more by [Tuesday] for sure.”

▪ Punter Justin Vogel was named Atlantic Coast Conference Co-Specialist of the Week on Monday for his performance against Duke. He had eight punts for 347 yards (43.4-yard average) and tied a season-best with a 56-yarder. He kicked three punts inside the 20-yard line. Vogel shared the ACC honor with Clemson punter Bradley Pinion.

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