Miami quarterback D’Eriq King has a shoulder harm that can want additional analysis this week, the newest blow to the reeling Hurricanes.

King will meet with medical doctors once more on Tuesday, coach Manny Diaz stated. 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 earlier than opening Atlantic Coast Conference play towards Virginia on Sept. 30.

“D’Eriq’s roughed-up pretty good,” Diaz stated Monday in his weekly radio look on WQAM, the varsity’s flagship station.

King was injured throughout Miami’s 38-17 loss to Michigan State this previous 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 within the second half of that recreation so the shoulder could possibly be evaluated, then returned with out lacking a single Miami snap. King was shaken up later in that recreation on not less than two different events and once more remained within the contest.

“The guy does everything for this program,” Diaz stated. “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 point 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 previous two seasons, whereas Garcia has but to make his collegiate debut.

“We’ve prepared them both every week as if they’re both the backup,” Diaz stated.

Miami can also be awaiting outcomes of additional assessments on offensive lineman Jalen Rivers, who left in the course of the Michigan State recreation with a knee harm.

“They did initial scans and it shows he’s got something,” Diaz stated. “But we won’t know the initial length of time until Tuesday.”

The Hurricanes opened the season ranked No. 14 within 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 totally following the 21-point house loss to Michigan State.

Miami had been within the AP rankings for 19 consecutive weeks, which was the eighth-longest lively streak within the nation earlier than 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 stated. “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 within 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 towards 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 got here in that 2003 recreation towards the Mountaineers and Collins had that many towards Memphis on Nov. 27, 1993.

Central Connecticut State (1-2) is coming off a 56-10 loss to Southeastern Louisiana this previous weekend. The Blue Devils final performed a Power 5 group in 2017, falling to Syracuse 50-7 that season.