Miami receiver Phillip Dorsett out 4 to 6 weeks

By Tom Fornelli | College Football Writer

Phillip Dorsett's injury isn't as bad as initially feared
Phillip Dorsett's injury isn't as bad as initially feared. (USATSI)

Miami came back to beat North Carolina on Thursday night, but it lost one of its top receivers in the process.

Phillip Dorsett left Thursday night's game in the first half with a knee injury, and on Friday coach Al Golden confirmed that Dorsett would miss the next four to six weeks with a partial tear of his MCL.

"Last night it did not look good," Golden told the Miami Herald. "We're all relieved and I know he is. We're all disappointed, but he'll go through the adversity and be back. Certainly it could have been far worse."

Dorsett has 13 receptions for 272 yards for the Hurricanes this season.

While he'll be missed, the Canes did get some good news on the injury front for a couple other key players. Safety Kacy Rodgers hurt his ankle on Thursday night, but Golden doesn't believe he'll miss any game time because of it.

Then there's running back Duke Johnson who left the game after taking a knee to the helmet. Golden said he's still being evaluated, but it looks as though the team's leading rusher will be able to play in Miami's next game against Wake Forest.

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