On Friday afternoon, Chris Vannini of The Athletic CFB reported that Miami LB Jamie Gordinier would miss the 2017 season with a right knee injury.
Miami LB J. Gordinier will miss season after right knee injury. He played 1 game last yr before season-ending left knee injury. That sucks.— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) August 18, 2017
Gordinier redshirted as a freshman in 2015, suffered season-ending injury minutes into 2016 opener and now will miss 2017.— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) August 18, 2017
This injury was confirmed in a press release from Miami Athletics.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami football program announced Friday that redshirt sophomore linebacker Jamie Gordinier will miss the 2017 season after suffering a right knee injury.
Gordinier, a native of Monmouth Beach, N.J., will undergo surgery next week at the UHealth Sports Medicine Institute at The Lennar Foundation Medical Center.
As stated in the 2nd tweet above, that’s another injury and just a tough break for Gordinier, a player with good size and potential who has struggled to stay healthy.
With Gordinier now out for the season, Miami’s top 4 LBs are the sophomore trio of Shaquille Quarterman, Zach McCloud, Michael Pinckney, and Darrion Owens. Depth players Mike Smith and Charles Perry will need to step up into the void.
This injury to Gordinier also opens the door for a player like freshman De’Andre Wilder to earn more PT.
We wish Jamie Gordinier the best moving forward, and a swift recovery from his injury.