After losing starting LB Ramon Buchanan for the season due to injury, the Miami Hurricanes have suffered another huge blow. Starting defensive tackle Marcus Forston is out for the season after injuring himself in practice this week. The Palm Beach Post has the story:
UM announced Thursday morning that defensive tackle Marcus Forston sustained a knee injury during Wednesday’s practice and will miss the rest of the season.
According to UM, Forston suffered a “non-contact” injury, but there was no further information on the specific nature of the injury.
Forston’s place in the starting lineup will probably be taken by junior Adewale Ojomo, who had been a defensive end his entire UM career until being moved to defensive tackle before last week’s game against Bethune-Cookman.
Ojomo has plenty of experience, but at 265 pounds, will be one of the lightest defensive tackles in the ACC.
Forston, a junior, still has a year of eligibility left. He had started slowly this season, registering five tackles and one sack in three games. Forston missed the opener against Maryland while serving an NCAA-imposed one-game suspension for accepting impermissible benefits.
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Here’s more on Ramon Buchanan’s injury. On many fronts, this has been an unhealthy season for the Canes and a time machine would come in handy about right now.