Hurricanes receiver Sam Bruce out indefinitely with non-football injury

Team doctors evaluating extent of freshman's injury to lower extremity


CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The Miami Hurricanes will be without a highly touted freshman wide receiver for the foreseeable future.

Sam Bruce suffered a non-football-related injury to his "lower extremity" and will be out indefinitely, team spokesman Tom Symonds said Friday.

"Miami team doctors are still evaluating the extent of his injury," Symonds said.

The team announced prior to last weekend's season opener against Florida A&M that Bruce was suspended for the first three games of the season for a violation of team rules. It is not immediately known if the injury is related to his suspension.

Bruce was a four-star prospect who helped lead St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale to a state championship last season. He surpassed 1,300 career receiving yards and totaled 21 touchdowns during his time with the powerhouse high school football team.

Sophomore defensive lineman Gerald Willis was also suspended for the season opener, but he is expected to rejoin the team for Saturday's game against Florida Atlantic.

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