According to report, football career is over for Miami WR Ahmmon Richards

It wasn’t long after No. 17 Miami’s dramatic comeback win over Florida State that some unfortunate news came out. According to a report from Barry Jackson in the Miami Herald, the playing career for junior Miami wide receiver Ahmmon Richards is over. A source told the Herald that Richards has a disabling neck injury, which will prevent him from continuing to play the sport.

After a sterling freshman season back in 2016 — 75 targets, 49 catches and 934 receiving yards — Richards looked to be a star on the rise at Miami. He was named freshman All-American by a variety of outlets. However, multiple injuries in 2017 — hamstring and knee, which required surgery — cost him big chunks of game time. He vowed to return to the field, healthy.

In 2018, though, Richards hasn’t played in a game since the season-opening loss to LSU — when he recorded one catch for nine yards. He will finish his career with 74 receptions in 22 games.

The report states that it’s unclear when or how the injury to Richards occurred:

Asked about The Miami Herald’s information that Richards’ career is over, UM athletic director Blake James said Saturday night “he’s injured,” but declined to elaborate. Richards wasn’t available for comment.