Friday, November 8, 2013

Miami Star Johnson Has Surgery

Miami star running back Duke Johnson will miss the rest of the season after breaking his ankle.  
Johnson underwent surgery Monday to repair his broken right ankle, coach Al Golden said Tuesday. Hurricanes team physician Lee Kaplan performed the operation. 
"I left him a message last night," Golden said. "Texted him this morning. When we get out of here [Tuesday] I think he'll be in a position where we can talk or go see him later.
"All indications are everything went well," Golden said. "He's got a great personality, he's resilient, and he'll be back better than ever."
Johnson was injured late in Miami's 41-14 loss to Florida State on Saturday. With the Seminoles up 35-14 in the third quarter, Johnson was hit on fourth-and-two from the Seminole's 26-yard line. He picked up the first down, but he also went down in pain. Johnson was carted off the field to the Hurricane's locker room. 
It was reported that Johnson's right leg was placed in a cast shortly after he was brought to the locker room.
Johnson was a key player in the Hurricane's starting line-up, especially after his return from a head injury against North Carolina on October 17th. In the 24-21 victory against Wake Forest he carried 30 times for 168 rushing yards and two touchdowns and had 23 carries against Florida State before he was injured. For the season Johnson has 920 rushing yards and six touchdowns.
References: Sports Illustrated and Miami Herald
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