Miami Hurricanes defensive end Al-Quadin Muhammad has knee surgery

Defensive end Al-Quadin Muhammad, one of the Hurricanes’ top players, had surgery Friday, he announced through his Instagram account.

UM later confirmed Muhammad had “a small procedure done on his knee” and would resume football activities in two weeks. A source close to Muhammad said he had an arthroscopic surgery, which is minor.



The surgery was performed Friday at University of Miami Hospital.

He captioned the photo: “Thank God surgery was a success minor set back I’m good though I’ll be back in no time btw I’ll be ready for the season #GodHasAPlan”

Muhammad, who will be a redshirt junior this fall, was expected to be a stalwart on UM’s revamped defense under coordinator Manny Diaz. He finished last year as UM’s leader in sacks (5.0) and tackles for loss (8.5) despite starting seven of 12 games.

This spring, several UM staffers privately expressed their belief that Muhammad, 6-foot-3 and 256 pounds, could be of the best pass-rushers in the ACC.

He was consistently a top performer in drills and was praised by Diaz and position coach Craig Kuligowski. He also did not appear to suffer any major injury during spring drills, participating in both of UM’s two open scrimmages. He registered one sack and two tackles in the April 16 spring game. He had two sacks in the Hurricanes’ scrimmage the week before.

This post will be updated.


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