Miami running back Duke Johnson will miss the remainder of the season with a broken right ankle, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press.
Johnson was hurt during the seventh-ranked Hurricanes' 41-14 loss at No. 3 Florida State on Saturday night. X-rays were taken before the team left Tallahassee, Fla. and it was determined that Johnson will need surgery in the coming days, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because Miami had not announced the diagnosis.
Johnson was on the team's flight home early Sunday morning.
He got hurt on a fourth-and-2 play in Florida State territory late in the third quarter, when Miami was trying to cut into what was then a 35-14 deficit. He was hit short of the first down, going down after the initial contact - and then had at least three other players awkwardly fall atop him, including one of Miami's own blockers.
Johnson's right leg bent underneath him at an unusual angle. He remained...