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Report: Duke Johnson out for rest of season with broken ankle

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The devastating loss Miami suffered at the hands of Florida State has been compounded by an equally devastating injury.  Reportedly.

Citing a source close to the situation, the Miami Herald is reporting that Duke Johnson suffered a broken ankle in the third quarter of the loss to the Seminoles.  As a result, the Herald reports, the running back will be lost for the remainder of the 2013 season.

Johnson is expected to travel with the team back to Miami and undergo surgery early next week.

UM has yet to confirm the extent of Johnson’s lower-leg injury, although an update is expected at some point Sunday.

If the report is true, it’s a potentially crippling blow to a Hurricane team that still has the inside track to represent the Coastal division in the ACC championship game early next month.

Johnson is easily the ‘Canes’ leading rusher, topping the team with 823 yards.  The U’s second-leading rusher, Dallas Crawford, has just 291.  Crawford, who actually leads the team with nine rushing touchdowns, will likely be tasked with carrying the running-game load if Johnson is indeed lost to a season-ending injury.

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5 Responses to “Report: Duke Johnson out for rest of season with broken ankle”
  1. klownboy says: Nov 3, 2013 1:00 AM

    Damn. No other words for me and other ACC fans out there. Sucks for Miami and the league.

  2. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 3, 2013 1:50 AM

    I hate to see that happen, both from his own personal welfare standpoint, and for the team, although Crawford can carry the load. I wanted everyone to come out of that game unscathed. Terrence Brooks had a concussion for us, also. Good luck the rest of the way, until the ACC Championship, that is.

  3. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 3, 2013 1:50 AM

    And it was unfortunate that it was mostly his own man falling on him that caused it SMH.

  4. greatmiamisportsmind says: Nov 3, 2013 1:11 AM

    Another blow on offense. It’s been a tough year for injuries this year. Morris hasn’t been healthy in 6 weeks, Dorsett has missed a few weeks now, and Duke is done for the year. Next man up I guess

  5. madtownthrowdown says: Nov 3, 2013 6:24 AM

    And just like that Miami’s season is really over. Don’t know who they play the next couple weeks but they will have at least 2 more losses. 1 of which will be to FSU again.

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