Miami captain Raphael Kirby out for the year, FSU's Trey Marshall to have surgery
Miami LB Raphael Kirby will miss the rest of the season after sustaining a lower-body injury during Saturday's win over Virginia Tech, the Hurricanes announced Sunday evening.
Kirby, a senior captain, had started UM's last 19 games and leads the ‘Canes with 44 total tackles.
"We are tremendously disappointed for Raphael Kirby," coach Al Golden said in a statement. "He is the true definition of a leader on the field, in the community and in the classroom. His commitment to our team and our goals has been unquestioned over his career and he will be sorely missed. We will support Raphael through his recovery as we continue to lean on his leadership for our team. "
The Georgia native had 54 tackles (4.5 for loss) and two fumble recoveries last year.
UM hosts No. 6 Clemson on Saturday.
In other injury news, No. 9 Florida State announced DB Trey Marshall tore a biceps tendon and will need surgery.
Marshall, a sophomore, was sixth on the team with 21 tackles. He has also broken up one pass and added a sack as a key contributor in the secondary.
The Seminoles play Georgia Tech on Saturday.