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.
Had looked forward to writing a happy UM column tonight. And then The Herald learned of this devastating news. Very unfortunate. https://t.co/g39QQV15uy
— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) October 7, 2018
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.
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.