Miami Hurricanes QB D’Eriq King to be operated on for ACL tear

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Miami Hurricanes quarterback D’Eriq King will undergo surgery for a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, but the school has said he should be available for the start of fall camp 2021.
In a statement Thursday, Miami said a more definitive timeline for King’s return will be determined after the proceedings.

King’s right knee appeared to flex just before being tackled in the Cheez-It Bowl against Oklahoma State on Tuesday in Orlando, Fla. He stayed on the ground, gripping his knee, before limping with the help of trainers.

“We’re obviously disappointed for D’Eriq, but we know he’s in good hands with our medical team,” Miami coach Manny Diaz said in a statement. “D’Eriq is the leader of this football team and we know he will approach his rehabilitation with the same tenacity that he has approached all facets of his game since arriving on our campus. We can’t wait to see him again. the field leading our team in August. ”

It’s the same knee that King suffered a meniscus tear in 2018 while in Houston.

Earlier on Thursday, King tweeted: “Thanks for all the texts and calls, I’m fine! ”

King transferred to Miami last January and has had a solid season, totaling 2,686 yards and 23 touchdowns with five interceptions, while rushing for 538 yards and four touchdowns. He announced last week that he will be returning to Miami for his sixth season.

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