The Hurricanes’ offense, already hurting from a lack of wide receiver depth, will be without Lawrence Cager for the season.
A source told the Post that Cager tore the ACL in his right knee Thursday during a 7-on-7 workout on campus. UM later confirmed that Cager will be unable to play in 2016.
UM’s tallest wide receiver (6-foot-5, 210 pounds), Cager was one of five receivers on scholarship who participated in spring practices. He caught five passes for 58 yards in the spring game, starting at the ‘X’ receiver spot in the absence of senior Stacy Coley, and was expected to play a major role this fall.
Cager, from West Baltimore, Maryland, caught eight passes for 70 yards as a freshman, including a leaping touchdown grab in UM’s blowout loss at North Carolina. He played in 11 games.
Coley and junior Braxton Berrios are expected to be Miami’s No. 1 and 2 receivers. The No. 3 spot could be filled by junior college transfer Dayall Harris, redshirt senior Malcolm Lewis, redshirt sophomore Darrell Langham or two freshmen, Ahmmon Richards and Sam Bruce (who could be suspended to start the season). UM is hopeful, though not certain, that signee Dionte Mullins will qualify.