Dec 29, 2020; Orlando, FL, USA; Miami Hurricanes quarterback D'Eriq King (1) reacts after running the ball in for a touchdown which is called back for a penalty during the first half against the Oklahoma State Cowboys during the Cheez-It Bowl Game at Camping World Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

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Miami QB King (torn ACL) expected to return in 2021

The University of Miami announced Thursday that quarterback D’Eriq King sustained a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during the Cheez-It Bowl.

King will undergo surgery at the UHealth Sports Medicine Institute at The Lennar Foundation Medical Center in Coral Gables, Fla.

Per the Hurricanes, a timetable for his return will be determined after the surgery, however he is expected to be available for the start of 2021 fall camp.

“We are obviously disappointed for D’Eriq but we know he is in great hands with our medical staff,” Miami coach Manny Diaz said. “D’Eriq is the leader of this football team and we know that he will approach his rehabilitation with the same tenacity that he has approached every facet of his game since he arrived on our campus.

“We can’t wait to see him back on the field leading our team in August.”

King, 23, sustained the injury during the second quarter of No. 18 Miami’s 37-34 loss to No. 21 Oklahoma State on Tuesday night. The Houston transfer completed 10 of 13 passes for 113 yards with one touchdown before leaving the game.

King started all 11 games this season for Miami. He threw for 2,686 yards with 23 touchdowns and five interceptions, while also rushing for 538 yards and four scores.

He has another year of eligibility remaining.

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