By David Dwork

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CORAL GABLES (CBSMiami) – The Miami Hurricanes are hard at work, preparing for Saturday’s ACC Championship Game against top-ranked Clemson.

Unfortunately for Miami, the bad news fairy has been a frequent visitor to Coral Springs this week.

On Sunday the Canes received the bad news that tight end Chris Herndon would miss the rest of the season after having surgery to repair an MCL injury suffered during Friday’s loss to Pittsburgh.

Potentially more distressing news for the Hurricanes offense came on Wednesday when CBS4 News partner The Miami Herald reported that wide receiver Ahmmon Richards was carted off the field during the team’s practice.

The report stated that Richards was surrounded by teammates and coach Mark Richt while being attended to by trainers.

Later in the day, the University of Miami released a statement announcing that Richards would miss the remainder of the year with a torn meniscus in his left knee.

He will have surgery at the UHealth Sports Medicine Institute later this week.

Richards enjoyed a breakout season last year as a freshman but a plethora of injuries (hamstring, ankle, Achilles) have kept him sidelined for parts of 2017.

During the eight games that Richards has played this season, he’s accumulated 439 yards and three touchdowns on 24 receptions.

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