Miami quarterback D’Eriq King will reportedly need surgery for a torn ACL in his right knee sustained during Tuesday’s Cheez-It Bowl loss vs. Oklahoma State, according to FOX Sports reporter Bruce Feldman.

King suffered the injury on a run during the first half. It’s at least encouraging that the fifth-year senior will be able to play next season because he announced prior to the game that he was returning to Miami instead of declaring for the 2021 NFL Draft.

King passed for 2,686 yards, 23 touchdowns, and only 5 interceptions during his sensational first season at Miami. King is tied for second in passing touchdowns, third in total offense, third in passer rating and fourth in passing yards per game in the ACC this season, according to ESPN.

Miami coach Manny Diaz offered his heartfelt support on Thursday.

Miami finished with an 8-3 record this season. Miami opens next season against No. 1 Alabama on Sept. 4 from the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.