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BREAKING: QB Ryan Williams to have knee surgery

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After the 2nd scrimmage on Friday, a report has come out that Senior QB Ryan Williams will be undergoing surgery for a torn ACL.

Ryan Williams' UM career may be over after tearing his ACL Friday.
Ryan Williams' UM career may be over after tearing his ACL Friday.
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On Saturday night, shocking news hit twitter:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>BREAKING NEWS: <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23UM&amp;src=hash">#UM</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Canes&amp;src=hash">#Canes</a> projected starting QB Ryan Williams to undergo knee surgery, per Miami Herald source. Likely ACL tear.</p>&mdash; Susan Miller Degnan (@smillerdegnan) <a href="https://twitter.com/smillerdegnan/statuses/452579703875182593">April 5, 2014</a></blockquote>

Secondary confirmation came quickly

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Source confirms Miami Herald report: <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Canes&amp;src=hash">#Canes</a> QB Ryan Williams has a torn ACL.</p>&mdash; Matt Porter (@mattyports) <a href="https://twitter.com/mattyports/statuses/452585168406974464">April 5, 2014</a></blockquote>

Then, triple confirmation from UM athletics came:
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Miami senior QB Ryan Williams suffered an ACL injury to his right knee Friday night. He will undergo surgery next week. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Canes&amp;src=hash">#Canes</a></p>&mdash; Chris Yandle (@ChrisYandle) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChrisYandle/statuses/452584636909387777">April 5, 2014</a></blockquote>


Ryan Williams, a rising 5th year SR QB and odds on favorite to be the starting QB in the fall, may have a torn ACL that requires surgery. We've seen this injury to numerous players in the world of sports over the years. If true, Williams' collegiate career figures to be over, as the recovery from ACL surgery usually takes 9-12 months.

There will be further reaction and updates as this story progresses. But, for now, we all wish Ryan the best as he goes through what has to be a challenging time.