The injuries continue to pile up for Manny Diaz and the Miami Hurricanes.
While meeting with the media on Monday, Diaz announced that star safety Bubba Bolden will miss the remainder of the 2021 season with a shoulder injury.
Bolden suffered the injury originally against Virginia Tech on September 30 and continued to play through it but the Miami program has decided to shut him down and he’ll reportedly undergo shoulder surgery.
“It’s affecting his tackling. It’s affecting his overall play, and he can’t be the player he wants to be out there and help us at that position. Tough loss with the leadership he brings and the communication he brings to us on the back end. But another opportunity for some of the young guys to step up and claim playing time,” said Diaz to Manny Navarro, Canes beat writer for The Athletic.
Bolden is the unquestioned leader of the Hurricanes secondary and their best defensive back leading them with 42 tackles this season.
This is the sixth starter that Miami has lost since the start of the season- quarterback D’Eriq King (shoulder), center Corey Gaynor (knee), running back Don Chaney Jr. (knee), running back Cam’Ron Harris (knee) and left guard Jalen Rivers (knee).
Miami enters this game with a record of 3-4 overall and 1-2 in the ACC Coastal Division, with their latest game being an impressive 31-30 win over No. 18 NC State.