The Miami Hurricanes will be without freshman guard Earl Timberlake for 3-5 weeks. He sustained a right ankle injury during a practice session. He originally sprained the ankle in a preseason practice and has since re-injured the ankle. He only missed one week with the initial injury in the preseason. Timberlake did not get to play in the season opener and will miss several more games in his recovery period. Miami did win their first game against North Florida without him but could use his production in bigger games.
Miami freshman guard Earl Timberlake will miss the first 3-5 weeks of the 2020-21 season due to a right ankle injury sustained in practice.
— Canes Hoops (@CanesHoops) November 29, 2020
Miami Head Coach Jim Larranaga had the following to say about the injury. “Earl is a vital member of our team and we are disappointed for him that he will not be able to begin the season alongside his teammates, however, we know Earl will be back in action shortly and look forward to him soon taking the court as a Hurricane.” This is certainly a blow to the Miami offense, but hopefully, he will return before or around ACC play.
Timberlake was a Top-35 recruit coming out of high school and Miami’s highest-rated recruit coming out of high school this year. He is also rated as the sixth-best recruit to commit to the Miami Hurricanes since the rankings began. It is unfortunate that fans will not get to see him play for a few more weeks, but his health is the most important thing right now. He is a talented shooting guard and will serve as a vital player in the Miami offense this year. Miami fans and players will eagerly await his return to the court.