Miami football player Michael Irvin II, the son of Pro Football Hall of Famer and former Hurricanes legend Michael Irvin, will be sidelined to start the season. On Wednesday, Aug. 8, Miami announced that the sophomore tight end will miss the next four months after suffering an MCL injury in his right knee during fall camp.
Irvin is expected to undergo surgery this week.
freshman Brevin Jordan, freshman Will Mallory, and sophomore Brian Polendey.
Miami announces that junior tight end Michael Irvin II has sustained an MCL injury in his right knee and is expected to be sidelined for four months. Surgery expected this week.
— Nicole Auerbach 😷 (@NicoleAuerbach) August 8, 2018
During his sophomore season with the Hurricanes, the former three-star recruit hauled in nine catches for 78 yards while mostly playing on special teams. He was hoping that 2018 could prove to be his breakout season, but now he will have to wait.
Miami is fresh off of a 10-3 record in 2017 and is expected to compete for the ACC Championship.
The Hurricanes officially kickoff their 2018 campaign with a marquee matchup on Sunday, Sept. 2 when they take on the LSU Tigers at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET on ABC.