The most heralded member of Miami most recent recruiting will be watching the rest of his Hurricanes teammates from the sidelines for the foreseeable future.
Tuesday afternoon, The U confirmed that Lorenzo Lingard suffered an unspecified injury to his left knee during practice Monday. The running back will undergo surgery at some point in the not-too-distant future, most likely toward the end of this week.
According to the school, “a timetable for his return will be determined after surgery.”
In a tweet, Lingard addressed his impending medical procedure.
A five-star member of the Hurricanes’ 2018 recruiting class, Lingard was rated as the No. 2 running back in the country; the No. 6 player at any position in the state of Florida; and the No. 26 player on 247Sports.com‘s composite board. Lingard was the highest-rated signee in The U’s class this year.
In six games this season, Lingard has rushed for 136 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 17 carries. Because he played in more than four games, he will not be able to take advantage of the NCAA’s new redshirt rule.