Miami football: Ahmon Richards will miss rest of season with meniscus injury

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When reports surfaced Wednesday morning that Miami wide receiver Ahmon Richards had to be carted off the field due to an injury suffered during Wednesday’s practice, Hurricanes fans feared the worst.

Those fears have now been confirmed.

Miami announced that Richards will miss not only this weekend’s ACC Championship Game against Clemson but the team’s bowl game, or games, as well. Richards is out for the remainder of the season with what the team described as a “meniscus injury.”

Losing Richards is a substantial blow for Miami, who earlier this week learned that tight end Christopher Herndon IV will also miss the rest of the year with a knee injury. Herndon is second on the team in receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns this season. Richards is third in all three categories.

Together, Richards and Herndon have combined for 909 receiving yards and seven touchdowns on the year.

Richards, who broke Michael Irvin’s school record for most receiving yards by a freshman when he hauled in 49 catches for 934 yards last year, has been limited by hamstring and ankle injuries all season. He missed three of the team’s first five games of the season and hardly played against Notre Dame in Week 11, not recording a single catch in the game. However, the past two weeks he has caught a combined seven passes for 98 yards and two touchdowns.

Backup tight end Michael Irvin II, the son of the Hurricane great, and receivers Jeff Thomas and Darrell Langham will likely see increased roles in Herndon and Richards’ absence.

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