Viewed as a possible first-round pick or a player with Day 2 draft potential, Miami junior wide receiver Ahmmon Richards will not be able to follow through on those aspirations because of what is believed to be a career-ending injury.
Richards has been sidelined since the Hurricanes’ season opener, and the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson and Susan Miller Degnan report it’s a neck injury that will end the wideout’s career. The severity of this injury was revealed Saturday, although the university has not confirmed it.
Not much is known about this malady, besides the aforementioned report about it causing the 6-foot-1 wideout to stop playing football, because Richards’ status has been “day-to-day” since the Week 1 setback. It’s unclear how Richards suffered the injury, but the Miami product was likely going to be in the mix for an early-rounds pick had he entered the 2019 draft pool.
Richards’ best season came as a freshman in 2016, when he caught 49 passes for 934 yards.