Miami quarterback Brad Kaaya took a bruising (and lost a tooth) on Saturday night in a loss to Florida State, but he is gearing up to lead the Hurricanes this week with North Carolina on deck.
Kaaya injured his shoulder in the loss against the Seminoles, although the specific details of the injury have not been shared by head coach Mark Richt. As a precaution, Miami kept Kaaya from throwing in the early going of the week. He returned to practice Tuesday morning.
”He zipped the ball well,” Richt said. ”I really don’t think there was an issue. He practiced the whole way.”
That’s comforting news for Miami fans, even if the shoulder remains a concern for the Hurricanes. Despite the loss over the weekend, Miami still has plenty to play for in the coming weeks with the ACC Coastal Division still an attainable goal. Miami plays North Carolina at home this week, where a win keeps a division title still in sight with a short week to prepare for a road trip to Virginia Tech Thursday night of next week.