The Miami Hurricanes went through the majority of the second half of their season last year without their top offensive threat, RB Duke Johnson, and now there is a good possibility that they will have to be without him when spring practice begins.
Johnson told the Miami Herald on Sunday that he didn’t believe that his fractured ankle would be ready to go by the time spring practices roll around.
“I don’t believe I will [participate this spring]. But if anything changes, you’ll see. But I don’t really think so.”
He went on to say that he should be cleared to begin some on-the-field workouts some time within the next two months or so, but there will be no full-contact experience until it’s time to get ready for the fall.
Despite the injury, Johnson still finished up his sophomore 2013 season with 920 yards, which was still good enough for fifth in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
He led the ‘Canes to a 7-0 record to begin the year, but the fracture happened in the team’s loss to the Florida State Seminoles back in November in the second half of the rivalry game.