Two independent sources have confirmed to fellow Miami Herald reporter Susan Miller Degnan and myself tonight that quarterback Jacory Harris is wearing a soft cast on his right forearm.
Harris told reporters after Saturday's 33-24 loss to North Carolina he hurt his finger following a big hit in the first quarter. Harris threw a career-high four interceptions in the loss. According to one source, Harris is still expected to play in Saturday's home finale against Duke and the injury is not considered "serious."
> Jacory said after UM's come-from-behind win at Wake Forest last month that he still felt pain in his throwing arm from the hit he took from Florida State's Greg Reid in the season-opener. Harris said whenever somebody touches his elbow he feels "sharp pain." Harris was hit at least twice on four of his interceptions Saturday and said he didn't put "enough zip" on several of his passes. He ranks second nationally among FBS quarterbacks this season with 16 interceptions.
I'm sure we'll hear much more about this Tuesday from coach Randy Shannon. Jacory usually speaks to the media after Shannon talks with reporters at 11:30 a.m. We'll keep you posted.