Injury Report for UNC

The Hurricanes are set to take on North Carolina in a big game in the ACC's Coastal Division on Saturday night. A few key players will be missing for Miami. Read on for the details.

The university released its official injury report today and there are a few interesting names on it.

The biggest news is that cornerback Brandon McGee will not be playing due to an injury. McGee has been Miami's fourth cornerback this season and was likely going to play several snaps in this game. His loss means the Hurricanes will have a few options on what to do with the fourth cornerback spot. One will be to use Lee Chambers there. One will be to use walkon Corey Nelms there. One will be to use safety Kacy Rodgers there. The third, and least likely, will be to use Keion Payne there. The reason that's unlikely is because Payne hasn't played this season and is in line for a redshirt. Look for Chambers to get some reps in this game.

Running back Lamar Miller is set to return after missing the last two games with a shoulder injury. Miller will take over the No. 2 running back spot behind Damien Berry and is expected to get his 7-8 carries per game that he has averaged this season.

Backup quarterback A.J. Highsmith has been out the last two games with a hand injury and is questionable for this Saturday. If the Canes need to play a quarterback other than Jacory Harris, it'll likely be Spencer Whipple.

Wide receiver Tommy Streeter is expected back in action after missing the Duke game with an injury. Streeter's biggest role has been on special teams and he's been a total non-factor at receiver, with zero catches on the season.

Right tackle Jermaine Johnson is due back after missing the Duke game because of an illness. Expect him and Seantrel Henderson to rotate at right tackle. Senior Joel Figueroa, who started the season at right tackle but then got moved to guard, will not play in this game.

On the defensive line, Josh Holmes will return after missing the last two games. He'll be the team's No. 3 DT and should play a lot of snaps. Curtis Porter is still out with a knee injury and won't play.

Middle linebacker Colin McCarthy is due back for this game after missing Duke because of an illness. Freshman Kelvin Cain filled in nicely last week and should still see some reps in this game, despite McCarthy's return.

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