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By CHRISTINA De NICOLA  |  Last updated 11/5/13
University of Miami sophomore running back Duke Johnson had surgery performed on his right ankle on Monday by Dr. Lee Kaplan at the UM Medical Center, according to head athletic trainer Vinny Scavo. Johnson, who exited Saturday's game against Florida State late in the third quarter, is expected back on campus Thursday. The 5-9, 196-pounder, who finished with 23 carries for 97 yards in the 41-14 loss to Florida State, got hurt on a fourth-and-2 play in Florida State territory with under two minutes left in the third quarter. Hit 1 yard short of the first down, he began to go down from the initial contact before a few players fell on top of him, including one of his own offensive linemen. Johnson's right leg bent underneath him at an awkward angle. Johnson entered the FSU game fourth nationally in all-purpose yards and 11th in rushing yards. Sophomore Dallas Crawford will now carry the brunt of the work. When Johnson went down in the Tar Heels game, Crawford collected 145 yards and two touchdowns on 33 rushes. Crawford has scored a team-high nine touchdowns. Senior Eduardo Clements (19 carries, 125 yards) and true freshman Gus Edwards (29 carries, 188 yards, 3 TDs) as well as fullbacks Walter Tucker and Maurice Hagens will be tasked with picking up the slack.
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