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CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) Miami has lost running back Gus Edwards for the season, an announcement that came Sunday night and with the Hurricanes less than a week removed from their opener.
The news was revealed as the Hurricanes released their first depth chart of the season. Edwards - who was a strong candidate to be the starter - was injured in a scrimmage Aug. 22 and was in a walking boot last week, though Hurricanes coach Al Golden initially said he did not expect the 6-foot-2, 235-pound junior would be sidelined for long.
"Gus worked extremely hard for the last nine month to prepare for this moment," Golden said Sunday night in a statement released through the school. "He set a high standard and did a great job leading and being unselfish. We are tremendously disappointed for him, but we will be there with him on the road to recovery and anxiously await his return."