Miami Hurricanes cornerback to undergo career-ending surgery
Miami Hurricanes cornerback Malek Young needs career-ending neck surgery.
Young was injured on Dec. 30, 2017, during the Orange Bowl against the Wisconsin Badgers, which the Badgers won 24-34.
Young will be able to remain on his academic scholarship for the remainder of his academic caree,r but he won't be able to play any sports.
"After discussions with my family and the UM medical staff we have determined that my football career should come to an end. I look forward to getting healthy, working toward my degree and continuing to support my teammates, as I know they will continue to support me," Young told USA Today.
Young completed his sophomore year with 43 tackles and two interceptions. Also during his sophomore year the Hurricanes won the Atlantic Coast Conference's Coastal Division Title, according to USA Today.
“While we're disappointed that Malek's football career is over, his health is our top priority. Malek is a terrific young man; one who I'm confident will go on to accomplish great things," Miami head coach Mark Richt told USA Today.
Young is not the only Hurricanes player whose career was ended permanently during this past season: linebacker Jamie Gordiner suffered a career-ending knee injury. Gordiner only appeared in one game during his three years with Hurricanes.