Starting wide receiver Allen Hurns, one of the hardest-working and well-respected Hurricanes, has a cast on his left hand. A source told me he broke his hand in the thumb area. We'll get details later at the press conference.
Not sure if he would be able to play with that injury. We'll talk to Al Golden later.
Hurns is UM's third-leading receiver this season. He already had to deal with a concussion early in the season. He has 27 catches and four touchdowns for 307 yards, an 11.4-yard average per catch.
The Canes are already missing their second-leading receiver, Rashawn Scott, who is suspended indefinitely.
Other notes from our 15 minutes at practice today:
* Linebacker Eddie Johnson, who didn't make the trip to Virginia for football-related disciplinary reasons, according to Golden, was back at practice -- though he arrived very late.
* Safety Deon Bush wore a red, no-contact jersey and watched practice.
* Linebacker Denzel Perryman (ankle) wore a yellow, limited contact jersey.
* Running back Eduardo Clements, who had surgery recently, watched the start of practice and was wearing a neck brace. Eduardo is out for the rest of the season.
SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN