Hurricanes lose LB Darrion Owens for season with torn ACL

The Miami Hurricanes improved to 2-0 on the young season this past weekend, but they paid a price. According to head coach Al Golden, sophomore linebacker Darrion Owens will miss the rest of the season due to a torn ACL.

.@CanesFootball coach Al Golden said he will not comment on specifics of Darrion Owens' knee injury. Surgery expected in about 10 days.

— Susan Miller Degnan (@smillerdegnan) September 13, 2015

It won’t kill them defensively, but their depth will lessen without Owens available. He had recorded four tackles and broken up a pass throughout the first two games of the season. Miami has been very high on his future potential over the past couple of years and hopefully he can get attack his rehab process and get back to full health for next season.

Golden has a very talented football team this year and they should compete for the ACC title. It won’t be easy for them to beat out teams like Florida State and Clemson, but they will at the very least provide some competition.

Owens is a very intimidating defensive presence at 6-foot-3 and 238 pounds and was more than ready to come into the game whenever his name was called.

All of that being said, he will be missed throughout the rest of the regular season. Miami will need another player to step up to fill his role andit appears that he should be just fine for next season. He is a very hard worker and that will help him along during his rehab process and keeping a positive attitude through the pain he will go through.

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