Citing multiple sources earlier this afternoon, the Miami Herald reported that Miami Hurricanes star WR Ahmmon Richards was carted off the practice field with an injury during today’s practice session.
Richards has battled hamstring, ankle, and achilles injuries throughout a tumultuous 2017 season. Coming off a Freshman All-American season, Richards’ numbers have declined as a sophomore, due to the aforementioned injuries and residual rust in his game from the time off the field as well.
As stated in the above Herald report (and other pieces on this topic), Miami Hurricanes coach Mark Richt declined to comment about the situation when asked directly. The injury report for Saturday’s ACC Championship game is scheduled to come out on Thursday (2 days before the game) and it is entirely possible that news of what (if anything) happened to Richards today will be unknown until the IR is released.
UPDATE: Miami Athletics released a statement saying Richards would miss the remainder of the 2017 season due to today’s injury:
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami football program announced Wednesday that sophomore wide receiver Ahmmon Richards sustained a meniscus injury in his left knee during practice today, and will miss the remainder of the season.
Richards will undergo surgery this week. The surgery will be performed at the UHealth Sports Medicine Institute at The Lennar Foundation Medical Center.
Richards played in eight games this season, catching 24 passes for 439 yards and three touchdowns.
With this injury now confirmed, Richards will miss the remainder of the 2017 season.
With Richards out, look for Dayall Harris, Lawrence Cager and Darrell Langham to see their snap counts increase in his absence.