It seems like the Miami football program was hit with a lot of bad luck recently. First, they lost one of their players to a season-ending knee injury, then they lost their game to Duke University a few days back. Now, top running back Travis Homer was seen to not be participating in a team practice that was held on November 6.
When a player is missing from practice, it almost always means something is wrong.
Travis Homer missed out on practice on Tuesday due to a strained calf. Instead of the participating in the drills everyone else was doing, he was seen to be riding on a conditioning bike with a black elasticized brace on his left leg. He was seen to be taking light steps when he eventually got off the bike.
Many people guessed that this injury happened after his loss against Duke, as he was not seen to be limping or showing any signs of discomfort after his game. As a matter of fact, he was seen to be doing fine as he helped the team with a 19-yard carry in the final minute, according to the Miami Herald. But Head Coach Mark Richt thinks that Homer will be fully recovered in his next game against Georgia Tech.
The Miami Hurricanes have been taking hits in losing its players lately with Travis Homer marking its third player to be injured this season, resulting in missed games and practices. The first was running back Lorenzo Lingard who had to sit out due to a knee injury and tight end Will Mallory, who missed a game and multiple practices due to an eye infection.
Who Is Travis Homer?
Travis Homer is Miami Hurricane’s top running back who leads the Hurricanes with 123 carries for 702 yards and two touchdowns. Over the course of nine games, Homer also has a record of 10 catches for 114 yards. He is currently a Junior and is 5-foot-11, 195 pounds.