Jason Fox has started 47 games in his career at left tackle for the Hurricanes, but it's doubtful he'll play in his last regular season game Saturday when UM takes on the University of South Florida.
Fox missed Wednesday's practice and was taken to the hospital for an undisclosed illness according to a source. He was released and was back on the sidelines at Greentree Practice Field when the Hurricanes practiced Wednesday afternoon. He told teammates and coaches he was "fine."
But according to UM's injury report released Thursday morning, Fox likely won't be in good enough health to start for the 48th time in his career Saturday. Junior Orlando Franklin, who has taken a handful of snaps at left tackle this season when Fox has been out, will likely slide over from left guard and start in Fox's place. Last week, Franklin was replaced at left guard by freshman Brandon Washington. Redshirt freshman Ben Jones, who has played in three games this season, could see some playing time as well.
The good news for the Canes? Running back Lee Chambers (lower extremity), receiver Thearon Collier (ankle) and cornerback Sam Shields (lower extremity) are listed as probable. All three did not play against Duke.
Fullback Patrick Hill (lower extremity) who hasn't played since the Virginia Tech game is listed as out.