Injury Analysis: Ohio State game

The Hurricanes are set to take on 2nd-ranked Ohio State on Saturday. Read on for the latest on injuries and how it will impact the game on Saturday.

The University of Miami released its official injury report this afternoon.

QB's: None.

RB's: Graig Cooper is listed as doubtful. Considering he was the fourth running back used in the opener against Florida A&M, it was unlikely that Cooper was going to play much anyway. In a game like this, three running backs is enough and the top three going into the game are Damien Berry, Mike James, and Lamar Miller. Darion Hall is also done for the season and will redshirt.

FB's: John Calhoun is out and finished for the season. True freshman Maurice Hagens now serves as Pat Hill's backup and is considered a better player than Calhoun anyway.

WR's: None.

TE's: None OL: Jermaine Johnson didn't dress last week but will dress Saturday and is expected to play. He's listed as probable. Getting Johnson back is vital for the Canes, especially for depth purposes since Johnson is Miami's sixth best offensive lineman right now and should see some action against Ohio State's talented front four.

DL: Andrew Smith is probable and will likely play after not dressing for the opener. At best, however, he is Miami's fifth best defensive end going into the game and will likely play a minor role, if any. More importantly, the Canes will welcome back tackles Curtis Porter and Micanor Regis -- both of whom sat out the first game. They're two of Miami's top three tackles and will now join Marcus Forston and Josh Holmes to give the team four solid tackles going into the game. Luther Robinson, who played a key role last week, is listed as doubtful and likely won't play. Jeremy Lewis is also out for the season and on crutches.

LB's: The best news is that UM expects backup Jordan Futch to play. His main role will likely be on special teams but when healthy he is probably Miami's fifth best linebacker so adding him into the mix will be a boost. True freshman Kevin Nelson, a likely redshirt candidate, will not dress and is out. Fellow freshman Travis Williams is on crutches and done for the season.

DB's: Third team safety Jamal Reid will likely play this week after not dressing last week. Reid is Miami's fifth safety and could see some playing time in the secondary on Saturday.


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