Just when things seemed to be looking up for the Miami Hurricanes, some devastating bad news hits.
According to the Miami Herald’s Susan Miller Degnan, quarterback Ryan Williams has torn his ACL and will have to undergo surgery next week.
Williams is a fifth-year senior who was more than likely going to be the Canes’ starting quarterback, which deals a huge blow to the offensive plans for the team.
Per Degnan’s report, Williams injured his knee during a play in Friday night’s closed scrimmage at Greentree Field. The specific knee was not revealed.
It’s also not known whether or not this will be a season-ending injury for Williams, who could possibly play near season’s end depending on how quickly his rehab goes.
This leaves the Hurricanes with limited options at QB, including redshirt freshman Kevin Olsen and third-string sophomore Gray Crow. There are also two freshmen joining the team this fall; Brad Kaaya of West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade High and Malik Rosier of Faith Academy in Mobile, Ala.
None of those are probably the most appealing options for the pass-happy Canes, who will now have to scramble to come up with a plan under center.