Miami quarterback D’Eriq King has a shoulder damage which will want additional analysis this week, the latest blow to the reeling Hurricanes.
King will meet with medical medical docs as quickly as additional on Tuesday, coach Manny Diaz mentioned. The Hurricanes, who fell out of the AP Top 25 on Sunday for the primary time this season, play lower-division Central Connecticut State on Saturday prior to opening Atlantic Coast Conference play in path of Virginia on Sept. 30.
“D’Eriq’s roughed-up pretty good,” Diaz mentioned Monday in his weekly radio look on WQAM, the varsity’s flagship station.
King was injured all via Miami’s 38-17 loss to Michigan State this earlier Saturday. King broke the Hurricanes’ single-game information for completions and makes an attempt in that recreation, connecting on 38 of his 59 throws for 388 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.
“I’m all right,” King insisted after the sport.
He left the sector briefly all through the second half of that recreation so the shoulder could most likely be evaluated, then returned with out lacking a single Miami snap. King was shaken up later in that recreation on not decrease than two utterly completely different events and as quickly as additional remained all through the competition.
“The guy does everything for this program,” Diaz mentioned. “The guy simply sacrifices himself to help us … we’ve got to get more of that around him. I think there’s too many guys that are sitting there watching D’Eriq and not playing with the same desperation that he has. I think that’s been unfair to D’Eriq.”
If King — who’s tied for fifth nationally with 27 completions per recreation to this degree this season — is sidelined, Miami will select between returning freshman Tyler Van Dyke or true freshman Jake Garcia to take over at quarterback. Van Dyke has thrown three passes in very restricted motion for Miami over the sooner two seasons, whereas Garcia has nevertheless to make his collegiate debut.
“We’ve prepared them both every week as if they’re both the backup,” Diaz mentioned.
Miami may also be awaiting outcomes of additional assessments on offensive lineman Jalen Rivers, who left throughout the course of the Michigan State recreation with a knee damage.
“They did initial scans and it shows he’s got something,” Diaz mentioned. “But we won’t know the initial length of time until Tuesday.”
The Hurricanes opened the season ranked No. 14 all through the AP ballot. They dropped to No. 22 after a season-opening loss to Alabama, dropped two extra spots after narrowly defeating Appalachian State after which fell out utterly following the 21-point dwelling loss to Michigan State.
Miami had been all through the AP rankings for 19 consecutive weeks, which was the eighth-longest energetic streak all through the nation prior to Sunday’s ballot was launched.
“We deserve the expectations because this is the University of Miami and this is why we come here, why we play here and why we coach here,” Diaz mentioned. “We accept that coming into this. And the three performances have been below expectations. That’s fair. … Our performances are hurting all of us.”
King’s numbers all through the loss to Michigan State topped two longstanding Miami information.
Brock Berlin held the Miami report for completions in a recreation for almost 18 years; he had 37 in path of West Virginia on Oct. 2, 2003. Berlin and Ryan Collins shared the report for cross makes an attempt in a recreation with 54; Berlin’s obtained proper right here in that 2003 recreation in path of the Mountaineers and Collins had that many in path of Memphis on Nov. 27, 1993.
Central Connecticut State (1-2) is coming off a 56-10 loss to Southeastern Louisiana this earlier weekend. The Blue Devils remaining carried out a Power 5 group in 2017, falling to Syracuse 50-7 that season.
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