Miami running back Duke Johnson will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a broken right ankle against Florida State on Saturday night.
Johnson's ankle bent awkwardly as he was bent backward when he was stuffed on a fourth-down play for the Hurricanes in the fourth quarter.
Source close to situation tells Miami Herald that #UM RB Duke Johnson has broken his ankle and is out for the season. Surgery next week.
— Susan Miller Degnan (@smillerdegnan) November 3, 2013
Duke is done. Resiliency about to be tested. — Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) November 3, 2013
After the play, Johnson limped off the field and didn't return. He was spotted after the game with a cast on his leg.
Johnson is Miami's workhorse running back, and his absence will greatly hinder an offense that struggled in its 41-14 loss to FSU. Against the Seminoles, Johnson had 23 carries for 97 yards. He helped key a Miami comeback last week against Wake Forest, running 30 times for 163 yards and two touchdowns, including the winning score with less than two minutes left.
Johnson finishes the season with 823 yards rushing and six touchdowns and backup Dallas Crawford will become the Hurricanes' starter.
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