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College Football Star’s Career Is Over With ‘Disabling Neck Injury’

first_imgMiami players running on the field for a game.MIAMI GARDENS, FL – NOVEMBER 23: The Miami Hurricanes take the field during a game against the Virginia Cavaliers at Sun Life Stadium on November 23, 2013 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)Ahmmon Richards was expected to be one of Miami’s top playmakers this season. In 2016, he was a freshman All-American, and looked to bounce back from injuries that cost him a third of last season.Instead, Richards was limited to one nine-yard catch in the season-opening loss to LSU, before going out with what was described as a knee injury.According to a new report by Miami Herald writer Barry Jackson, Richards’ injury status is much worse.Jackson reports that Ahmmon Richards suffered a neck injury that will end his football career.From his story:UM junior receiver Ahmmon Richards’ football career is over because of a disabling neck injury, a source told The Miami Herald on Saturday evening.The injury will prevent him from ever playing again.The stunning news about Richards, who was considered a potential first-round NFL draft pick, was revealed on a day UM rallied from a 20-point deficit to defeat Florida State, 28-27.Richards caught 49 passes for 934 yards and three touchdowns, and was also a second team All-ACC player in 2016. Lingering hamstring issues held him to 24 catches for 439 yards and three scores last year.He was expected to bounce back, and become one of the top NFL prospects at the position this year. Instead, unfortunately, it doesn’t sound like he’ll be back.According to Jackson, Miami hasn’t confirmed the extent of the injury, and it is not known how Richards suffered the neck injury at this time.[The Miami Herald]last_img read more

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