Miami QB Emory Williams’ left arm injury is expected to heal in time for spring practice, Hurricanes coach Mario Cristobal said Monday.
Williams suffered the severe injury in the final minutes of Miami’s 27-20 loss to No. 4 Florida State. His arm was placed in an air cast before he was taken to a Tallahassee hospital for assessment.
Williams’ injury means Tyler Van Dyke will be back as Miami’s starter when they play their home finale against No. 9 Louisville.
Williams completed 8 of 23 passes for 175 yards and two touchdowns against the Seminoles. He became the first quarterback in nearly a full year to have multiple TD passes against Florida State.
Williams got hurt scrambling to his left and diving to barely get a first down, could be heard immediately screaming in pain after the play.
Miami offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson said, “I thought he played his tail off and I thought he battled. He really, really showed a lot of fight.”
Van Dyke being declared the starter eliminates Miami having a second consecutive week of quarterback speculation. Cristobal said Jacurri Brown will get work this week as well and compete for time.
Van Dyke lost the starting job to Williams for the Florida State game, then came in for the remainder of the final series following the injury. He was 2 of 7 for 29 yards, throwing an interception on Miami’s final play.
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