Mark Walton was in the midst of having another productive season until this past Saturday’s conclusion against Florida State where he sustained his unspecified ankle injury.
Miami Hurricanes head coach Mark Richt spoke to the media on the extent of the injury saying “I won’t get into that, I’m not even sure exactly what they call it. I’ll let somebody else talk about that.“ and the prognosis of Walton’s injury “It’ll be a season-ending surgery. I think that’s pretty clear. I know it’s the type of surgery that guys that have had it have recovered 100 percent and never had an issue with that type of thing again. That’s the good news on that type of deal, but I don’t know what we’re going to do yet. We’ve got some guys that are already playing running back that are doing well.”
Mark Walton will finish the 2017 season with 56 carries for a team-leading 428 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns. The Hurricanes will now turn to Travis Homer and Malik Rosier as the two likely candidates that will compete for the starting running back role.