Unfortunately for Miami, it appears the initial rumblings regarding a top wide receiver’s availability for the postseason were accurate.
Following practice Wednesday, head coach Al Golden confirmed that Herb Waters will likely miss the Russell Athletic Bowl game against Louisville Saturday. The injury that could keep the receiver out of the bowl game hasn’t been disclosed, although it had been previously reported that Waters was wearing a brace on his knee in addition to moving around with the aid of crutches.
“We don’t anticipate Herb right now,” Golden said.
Wednesday marked the third consecutive day Waters has been a non-participant in practice for the Hurricanes since suffering the undisclosed injury.
While the Canes have depth at the position, especially with the return of Phillip Dorsett, the loss of Waters would certainly serve as a blow on some level. Thus far this season, Waters is Waters is third on the team in receiving yards (406) and receiving touchdowns (five), while he’s fourth in receptions (28).