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‘Canes losing starting LB to season-ending injury

Ramon Buchanan AP

The embarrassing 39-point loss at the hands of Kansas State was bad enough for Miami.

What’d be even worse?  Losing a starter to a season-ending injury during the Manhattan debacle.

Unfortunately, that’s exactly where the Hurricanes find themselves Sunday, with head coach Al Golden confirming that linebacker Ramon Buchanan will not play another down in 2012 due to injury.  Buchanan injured his right knee after getting rolled up on in a pile.

The injury serves as the latest health setback for the fifth-year senior.

After starting 10 games in 2010, Buchanan started the first four games of the 2011 season before going down with a year-ending ACL tear in the same knee he injured this past weekend.  Granted a medical hardship waiver by the NCAA that allowed him to play this season, Buchanan started the first two games before suffering back-to-back season-ending injuries.

The silver lining for Buchanan and The U is that the player, if he so desires, could petition the NCAA for a sixth season of eligibility.  Based on the fact that Buchanan played in just two games, it would appear such a waiver would be a slam-dunk.

Golden talked around the issue of a sixth year when asked by the local media.

“That’s something we’re looking into. But I’d hate to comment without knowing,” Golden said of petitioning the NCAA for another season. “I’m terribly upset for the young man. He’s put in a lot into it. So that’s tough.”

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4 Responses to “‘Canes losing starting LB to season-ending injury”
  1. WingT says: Sep 10, 2012 9:49 AM

    I see that karma is working over-time at the U

  2. 305fan says: Sep 10, 2012 12:58 PM

    @ T wing. You are a complete douche bag. I hope you one day don’t have a son or daughter that gets injured while on a scholarship. Just like you said about karma asshole.

  3. phinsfan7a says: Sep 10, 2012 2:30 PM

    @WingT Man, it’s a game for KIDS jerk!

    Good luck Ramon, I hope you heal fast.

  4. jimmy53 says: Sep 10, 2012 6:32 PM

    Are these the same kids who had a booster pay for their girlfriend’s abortion? Or tried to injure Chris Rix for money? Why exactly is it ok for previous Hurricane players to get paid to specifically injure players for cash (thank you 30 for 30), but WingT is a douche bag for saying your come-uppance came. Ramon Buchanon was also charged with resisting arrest and battery on an officer for spitting on and trying to headbutt a cop—thank God he has you all looking out for him. Hypocrites.

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