Miami Hurricanes injury report: Dee Delaney out vs. Syracuse 

Dee Delaney speaks after Miami’s season-opening win over Bethune-Cookman. (Matt Porter/The Palm Beach Post)

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Just like Adrian Colbert last year, UM’s graduate transfer cornerback in 2017 is struggling with injuries.

Dee Delaney will miss his second game in a row with a “right lower extremity” injury, per UM’s ACC-mandated pregame report, which was released Thursday. Delaney injured his right knee against Florida State two weeks ago and will sit Saturday against Syracuse (3:30 p.m., ESPN).

Also on the report, but in a positive way: freshman right guard Navaughn Donaldson, who UM listed as “probable” with the same ailment as Delaney. Donaldson sprained his right ankle against FSU.

Freshman wide receiver Evidence Njoku (knee) and junior running back Mark Walton (ankle) are out for the season.

Other Hurricanes known to be injured, but not listed on the report: safety Sheldrick Redwine (missed last week’s game against Georgia Tech with an “upper extremity” injury, per UM) and linebacker Michael Pinckney (injured his chest last week).

In Delaney’s place, Michael Jackson started last week. Donaldson’s replacement is likely to be Hayden Mahoney, with Corey Gaynor seeing time.

Colbert, by the way, wound up with the San Francisco 49ers after one injury-plagued season at UM. He played his best against Notre Dame and in the Hurricanes’ Russell Athletic Bowl win over West Virginia. He was a seventh-round NFL draft pick despite playing in eight of UM’s 13 games.

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