Duke Johnson Injury: Updates on Miami RB's Head, Likely Return Date

Tim KeeneyContributor IOctober 17, 2013

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - OCTOBER 5: Duke Johnson
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Locked into a tough battle with ACC adversary North Carolina on Thursday night, the undefeated Miami Hurricanes suffered a potentially crushing blow, as star running back Duke Johnson was forced to leave the game in the first quarter. 

The Associated Press' Tim Reynolds has the news:

Duke Johnson heading into the locker room was not the sight the Canes needed right now.

— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) October 18, 2013

Matt Palmer of the Palm Beach Post added a few details, noting that it appeared to be a head injury:

Duke Johnson to the locker room. Took a knee to the head. Was slow to get up.

— Matt Porter (@mattyports) October 18, 2013

Johnson has been cleared to play against Wake Forest.