The Miami Hurricanes knew they would have to replace all-time leading rusher Duke Johnson after he left for the NFL last season. Their decision, unfortunately, is going to be a little easier for them now.
According to College Football Talk, the Hurricanes have just lost one of the team’s key replacements for Johnson. Gus Edwards went down with a foot injury and he will miss the entire 2015 season.
The injury was first described to be minor, but was confirmed late Sunday night Edwards would miss the entire season. While the team declined to comment on the specifics of the injury, head coach Al Golden did release a statement on Edwards.
“Gus worked extremely hard for the last nine months to prepare for this moment,” head coach Al Golden said in a statement. “He set a high standard and did a great job leading and being unselfish. We are tremendously disappointed for him, but we will be there with him on the road to recovery and anxiously await his return.”
Edwards was third on the team in rushing yards with 349 and second with six touchdowns behind Johnson’s ten. Edwards was expected to be the team’s starter this season, but now Josephy Yearby, who was second on the team with 509 yards, will split time with four-star signee Mark Walton.
Campus Sports would like wish Edwards all the best in his recovery.
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