Report: Miami Hurricanes QB Jack Allison Injures Shoulder In Scrimmage

    Miami quarterback Jack Allison was reportedly injured on Saturday. He is vying to win the starting job under center for the Hurricanes.

    April 8, 2017

    Miami quarterback Jack Allison was reportedly injured on Saturday. He is vying to win the starting job under center for the Hurricanes.

    Maybe having quarterbacks be “live” in the first spring scrimmage wasn’t a great idea.

    After Miami head coach Mark Richt announced that he was likely going to allow for defenders to hit the quarterbacks in the team’s scrimmage on Saturday, one of the Hurricanes’ brightest young players was injured.

    Jack Allison reportedly injured his throwing shoulder when he took a sack on a broken play, but Richt did not go into detail about Allison’s performance or the apparent injury when speaking to reporters after the day’s scrimmage.

    Per the report, Allison wore a sling when he left the football facility and was determined to have a minor (Grade 1) right shoulder separation. It is not official that he will miss the rest of the spring, but it’s very likely that he will be sidelined. He reportedly was having his best series of the day when he was sacked and injured, having completed several passes in a row.

    Of course, the last thing any head coach wants during spring practice is an injury, especially one that could have been avoided. Allison is one of the many signal-callers trying to win the starting job and replace Brad Kaaya in Coral Gables. Redshirt junior Malik Rosier is the experienced QB coming back, but redshirt sophomore Evan Shirreffs, redshirt freshman Allison, redshirt junior Vincent Testaverde and true freshman Cade Weldon are all in the mix.

    Injuries are part of any sport, especially football. But allowing quarterbacks to be hit full-on by the defense is rather rare in spring football. Richt, though, said he wanted to see how his inexperienced QBs would react to the pressure of game situations.

    Allison, who was a four-star recruit in the 2016 class, had been the third QB in drills, behind Rosier and Shirreffs. He was running ahead of Testaverde and Weldon. A decision on a starter will not be made until the fall because Richt wants to evaluate four-star signee N’Kosi Perry, who enrolls on May 22.

    Shirreffs took the initial reps in the first scrimmage, with Rosier behind him. The pair worked with the first string, with Allison and Testaverde working with the second and third strings, respectively. Weldon was not ready to play Saturday, per Richt, but he is expected to play in next Saturday’s scrimmage.

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