Miami quarterback Brad Kaaya suffered what appeared to be a serious knee injury Saturday while trying to tackle following an interception by Appalachian State.
On Sunday, Hurricanes head coach Mark Richt assured the media and his team’s fan base that Kaaya didn’t suffer an ACL injury during the play.
Kaaya had to be assisted off the field, where trainers would continue to take a look at his knee, but Richt said Sunday Kaaya’s knee had no serious damage done to it Saturday.
According to an article by the Miami Sun-Sentinel’s Christy Cabrera Chirinos, Richt said everything was “very good as far as I know. I didn’t hear anything from [Kaaya] or [head athletic trainer Vinny Scavo] to the contrary and everybody had to go by and see Vinny, so I think everything’s good.”
Richt went on, saying that “sometimes it’s a matter of what a day’s rest does for these guys, and it’ll actually be two days since we’re not going [Sunday] and we’re not going [Monday]. We’ll see by Tuesday how everybody feels… If something’s nagging, we just may temper down a guy like that.”
Kaaya exited the game Saturday having thrown for 368 yards and three touchdowns, with the exception of the interception he threw, which lead to him tweaking his knee.
Miami returns to action Oct. 1 vs. Georgia Tech.