Oct 5, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Hurricanes running back Duke Johnson (8) runs up the middle during the second half against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Duke Johnson cleared to play by Miami Hurricanes


After leaving Miami’s 27-23 win over the North Carolin Tar Heels last Thursday with a migraine, running back Duke Johnson has been cleared to play when the Hurricanes take on Wake Forest this Saturday.

Johnson spoke on Monday about the play he was injured on and his history of migraines:

I was trying to throw a block, the guy moved at the last moment, took a knee to the head. Came back the next drive and kind of felt a headache coming on because I suffer from headaches, so I went to the training staff after that.

It’s something I’ve been dealing with for a while now. I’m just trying to get them under control with the training staff, get them under control so I can play without having to worry about it (ESPN).

Johnson, a sophomore, has rushed for 655 yards this season for the Hurricanes and is averaging an impressive 7.1 yards per rush. He has also caught four passes for 77 yards. Wake Forest is stout against the run, though, allowing opponents to gain only 141.86 yards per game on the ground.

[Source: ESPN]

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