Miami QB D'Eriq King suffered a torn ACL in bowl game, expected back in 2021
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.
Bad news for Miami QB D’Eriq King. He has sustained a torn ACL in his right knee and will undergo surgery.. A timetable for his return will be determined after surgery but he is expected to be available for the start of 2021 fall camp.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) December 31, 2020
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.
— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) December 31, 2020
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.