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Miami Safety Apparently Tears ACL

September 7, 2005

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) _ Miami safety Anthony Reddick apparently has a torn knee ligament, and the 14th-ranked Hurricanes expect him to miss the rest of the season.

Preliminary reports show that Reddick, who started six games in 2004, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in Miami’s 10-7 loss to Florida State on Monday night.

``That probably is accurate. ... We’re going to miss Anthony Reddick,″ Hurricanes coach Larry Coker said Wednesday.

Reddick walked off the field with 10:50 left in the second quarter, after sustaining what was originally diagnosed as a knee sprain while playing on Miami’s punt coverage team.

With Reddick gone, Miami will have to tap into its depth in the secondary. Greg Threat, a preseason All-ACC pick, and Brandon Meriweather played last season.

True freshman Kenny Phillips was on the field for 19 plays against the Seminoles, Coker said.

``I think he’s ready. Will he make some mistakes? I’m sure he will,″ Coker said. ``He is also a big playmaker. He’ll make you make some mistakes, also.″

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