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UM lineman Ereck Flowers has surgery for torn meniscus

UM left tackle Ereck Flowers, who injured his knee against Virginia Tech, is practicing but his return date is still uncertain.
UM left tackle Ereck Flowers, who injured his knee against Virginia Tech, is practicing but his return date is still uncertain. Miami Herald Staff

University of Miami left tackle Ereck Flowers underwent surgery Wednesday morning to repair a torn meniscus, a source familiar with the situation told The Miami Herald.

The specific knee on which he had surgery was not revealed.

Also undergoing knee surgeries Wednesday at UM Hospital were fellow offensive tackles Kc McDermott and Taylor Gadbois, both of whom were injured against Duke on Sept. 27.

McDermott’s injury was not an ACL tear, but the exact nature of the repair was not immediately known. Gadbois’ specific knee injury was also not known. Both are out for the season.

Flowers, a 6-6, 324-pound junior, will miss at minimum Saturday’s home game against North Carolina, and likely the Florida State game at Sun Life Stadium on Nov. 15, though some close to the program hope he can return for FSU. The scenario also exists that Flowers will be unable to return this season.

Flowers will be replaced by current senior right tackle Jon Feliciano against North Carolina. True freshman Trevor Darling, a 6-5, 310-pounder out of Miami Central, will play right tackle. Though Darling was a highly rated recruit, he has minimal experience this season playing on the line.

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