The injury attrition for Miami continued on Tuesday when it was announced that sophomore Tight End Brian Polendey would have season-ending surgery for a right knee injury.
Here’s the release from Miami Athletics:
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami football program announced Tuesday that sophomore tight end Brian Polendey has sustained a right knee injury and will be sidelined for the remainder of the season.
Polendey will undergo surgery at the UHealth Sports Medicine Institute at The Lennar Foundation Medical Center.
Polendey, a native of Denton, Texas, played in Miami’s first two games of the season, catching one pass for 14 yards.
Obviously, Polendey was a depth/rotation player behind the two headed monster of freshmen Brevin Jordan and Will Mallory. But with this injury, Miami is now down to only those freshmen at TE. Fellow TE Michael Irvin II was previously lost for the year with a knee injury during fall camp.
Jordan and Mallory have all the talent in the world, but Miami is paper thin now at TE. Any further injury, even for a few plays, could prove costly for the team.
With Polendey now joining Irvin II in being out for the year, look for Miami to run additional 3 WR sets or involve 2 RB sets to replace some of those depth snaps that Polendey was taking.
Not good news, but Miami has the additional skill position talent to cover for this loss.
We wish Brian Polendey a successful surgery and a swift, full recovery moving forward.