UM Injury Update

A few Canes left the game on Saturday because of injuries. What is their current status? How soon will Javarris James return to action? Read on for those answers and more.

When Miami released its official injury report last Thursday, two days before the Texas A&M game, five players were listed as being out.

Freshman receiver Tommy Streeter is out for the season so expect him to redshirt. Sophomore defensive tackle Josh Holmes has been hurt since the spring and isn't expected to play anytime soon. Guard Chris Barney was hurt midway through preseason camp and Coach Shannon said, at that time, that he expects Barney to be out anywhere from 4 to 8 weeks. It's been about four weeks so we'll continue to monitor Barney's status. Freshman offensive tackle Benjamin Jones has also been out since early August.

The biggest question mark of the injuries, however, is the status of running back Javarris James, who sprained an ankle in the first quarter against Florida 16 days ago. Shannon talked about when they plan on getting James back.

"Probably Central Florida we have a chance of seeing him, but we don't know," Shannon said. "Usually they keep him in a boot for a week and then go from there."

James appears to be definitely out for Saturday's game against North Carolina but the chances of getting him back for the Florida State game the following Saturday isn't completely out of the question.

"If he gets out of (the boot) and they run him this week, then he could be ready for FSU, but if he doesn't run this week, a running back with a high ankle sprain, that's a lot of cutting," he said. "If he's not running this week I don't see him suiting up for the FSU game."

Again, we'll continue keeping everyone updated on his status.

Senior defensive end Eric Moncur played a limited role for the second straight game as he continues working to getting back to 100-percent. Shannon said he's close but not there yet.

"He did okay," Shannon said of Moncur's performance on Saturday. "Like I said after the game, I thought Tuesday when he came to me and Wednesday, he was, `Coach, I can't go, I'm done, I can't.' Thursday he went, I guess something popped and he thought he was done, but it felt better Friday and it was a game time decision."

Despite being listed as doubtful two days before the game, Moncur suited up and played several snaps in the game. While he made a few plays and seemed more effective against Texas A&M than he did against Florida a couple weeks ago, he's not quite where the coaches want to see him.

"It wasn't the same Eric, the Eric last year pass rushing, stopping the run," Shannon said. "He did a nice job, but he still has a lot of improvement. That comes from a lot of missed time he's had. Him and Allen Bailey missed a lot of time."

The Canes suffered a couple more injuries in the game on Saturday and the one that seems to have most fans wondering about is that of freshman defensive tackle Marcus Forston. Shannon said the team should learn of his status sometime today.

"He had a shoulder stinger," Shannon said. "He just has a little numbness that goes through your shoulder, what they call an AC joint. He came back in the game, went out. Little things like that you don't know how long they will keep someone out."

Note: Junior defensive end Courtney Harris is out for the season because of injury.

Stay tuned to, as we'll continue keeping everyone updated on all the latest injury news.

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