Miami Hurricanes QB D’Eriq King to possess surgery for torn ACL

In a statement Thursday, Miami reported a definitive timetable for King’s return will be ascertained following the process.

King’s right knee seemed to buckle before he was tackled throughout the Cheez-It Bowl against Oklahoma State on Tuesday at Orlando, Florida. He remained on the floor, clutching his knee before limping off with the support of trainers.

“We’re disappointed for D’Eriq, but we understand that he is in good hands with our health care team,” Miami coach Manny Diaz said in a statement. “D’Eriq is the leader of the football team and we understand he will approach his rehab with the identical tenacity he has approached each aspect of his game because he came on our campus. We can not wait to see him back to the field leading our staff in August.”

It’s the identical knee where King suffered a torn meniscus in 2018 while he had been at Houston.

Before Thursday, King tweeted, “Thanks for all of the calls and texts I will be OK!”

He declared last week that he could go back to Miami because of his sixth time.