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Hurricanes linebacker Marques Gayot released from hospital

Sophomore who injured neck in practice expected to make full recovery

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. – A University of Miami football player is out of a South Florida hospital after he injured his neck during practice Wednesday.

Team spokesman Tom Symonds said sophomore backup linebacker Marques Gayot was released from Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center on Thursday morning.

Symonds said Gayot "is expected to make a full recovery."

Gayot has played in nine games for the Hurricanes, including all three this season. The Lake Worth native has 2.5 career tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks.

The Hurricanes (3-0) have this weekend off before traveling to Cincinnati on Oct. 1 for their first out-of-state game of the season.

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