The University of Miami released its injury/extremity report as usual Thursday.
The biggest news? The ‘Canes will probably be without defensive tackle Josh Holmes, who is listed as doubtful. Holmes missed the Florida State and Duke game, before returning to action in UM’s 33-10 win over North Carolina. Holmes has started all five games he has played in this season.
The surprising news? Left tackle Orlando Franklin isn't on the list. But that doesn't mean he'll play a lot. Franklin was seen limping around during practice after getting hurt near the North Carolina game. Freshman Seantrel Henderson took a lot of snaps this week at left tackle.
Here is the complete extremity list...
CB Brandon McGee (Lower extremity)
- McGee didn't play against North Carolina, but did play in the previous six games. He is primarily a nickel and dime corner.
QB A.J. Highsmith (Upper extremity)
- The plan is to try and redshirt Highsmith before probably moving him to the secondary next season. He's been wearing a protective thing on his wrist.
DL Josh Holmes (Lower extremity)
- The Hurricanes are deep enough where this isn't really a big deal. Marcus Forston, Micanor Regis will just have to play more.
OL Joel Figueroa – Lower extremity
DT Curtis Porter – Lower extremity
- Figueroa hasn't played since the Clemson game. He was having a really tough season anyway. Porter only played against Ohio State and is on a path toward a redshirt.