The Miami football team plays at North Carolina on Saturday with some injured players expected back and others that will continue to be out. Miami has been decimated by injuries on the defensive line with starters Branson Deen and Akheem Mesidor who could continue to be out versus North Carolina.
Deen is listed as out indefinitely by Covers.Com with a lower-body injury. Expect Deen to miss the North Carolina game. Deen and Mesidor have each missed the last three games. Mesidor also has what was listed as a lower-body injury and it is unknown if he will be able to play on Saturday at North Carolina.
Miami could be missing starting wide receiver Jacolby George on Saturday. George left the Georgia Tech game with an undisclosed injury and his status at North Carolina is unknown. George is second on Miami with 23 receptions and 337 receiving yards and leads the Hurricanes with four touchdowns.
Tight end Elijah Arroyo has missed the last year with a severe knee injury. Arroyo dressed for the Georgia Tech game but did not play. Arroyo could be available to Miami on Saturday. Miami TEs Cam McCormick and Riley Williams each have two receptions for a combined 68 yards. Williams has the sole Miami TE TD in 2023.
There has been no update on running back Tre’Vonte Citizen who has yet to make his Miami football debut after suffering a severe knee injury during training camp in August 2022. True freshman offensive tackle Samson Okunlola who played limited snaps this season suffered a season-ending injury last week.
North Carolina graduate transfer kicker Ryan Coe in his first season with the Tar Heels from Cincinnati has missed the last two games with what has been termed a lower body injury. Coe has missed the last two games. North Carolina lost offensive lineman R.J. Grigsby and TE Julien Randolph for the season in August.