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Miami Hurricanes DE Gregory Rousseau to undergo ankle surgery

An injury from the Savannah State game will cost a talented player some time from the field

A terror off the edge, Freshman Gregory Rousseau will be sidelined for a while after an injury.

On Monday morning, the University of Miami announced that ffreshman DE Gregory Rousseau would undergo ankle surgery. Rousseau injured his ankle in Miami’s 77-0 blowout win over Savannah State on Saturday.

Here’s the full release on this injury from Miami Athletics:

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami football program announced Monday that freshman defensive lineman Greg Rousseau sustained a right ankle fracture during the Hurricanes’ 77-0 win over Savannah State.

Rousseau will undergo surgery this week at the UHealth Sports Medicine Institute at The Lennar Foundation Medical Center. A timetable for his return will be determined after surgery.

Rousseau, a native of Coconut Creek, played in Miami’s first two games of the season, registering five tackles.

Rousseau had worked his way into the rotation at DE and looked prime for a key role this year. The 6’6” 230lb end has rapidly developed after enrolling early to Miami in January.

A High School Safety/Wide Receiver, Rousseau has gained 25lbs of muscle, and transitioned to Defensive End quicker and more smoothly than even the most favorable projections thought.

As stated, there is no timetable for Rousseau’s return. That will be determined after the surgery is complete.

In his absence from the DE rotation, look for players like Scott Patchan and Patrick Joyner to see more snaps in Rousseau’s spot.

We wish Gregory Rousseau a safe and successful surgery, and a swift and complete recovery.

Go Canes