Junior outside linebacker Colin McCarthy will miss the rest of the season, the University of Miami officially announced on Monday. What does this mean for the Hurricanes?
missed the Florida State
game due to a shoulder injury and today, the University of Miami
announced that McCarthy will miss the rest of the season after having shoulder surgery.
A junior, McCarthy had 17 tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss, and one caused fumble through the first four games of the season. He had been playing well in Bill Young's new defense and now he'll have to watch the rest of the season from the sidelines.
True freshman Sean Spence started in McCarthy's place on Saturday and was Miami's most active defensive player, registering 10 tackles and scoring a touchdown on an interception return.
Four of the 10 scholarship linebackers did not dress for Saturday's game -- senior Romeo Davis was also injured while sophomore Kylan Robinson and true freshman Brandon Marti were not dressed.
Until Davis gets back in action, the backup unit looks like it currently consists of senior Spencer Adkins along with true freshmen Jordan Futch and Arthur Brown.
In other news, true freshman receiver Kendal Thompkins also had season-ending surgery and is expected to redshirt this season.