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Miami Tight End Michael Irvin Out 4 Months With MCL Injury

General view of the stadium as the Oklahoma Sooners take on the Miami Hurricanes

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - OCTOBER 03: General view of the stadium as the Oklahoma Sooners take on the Miami Hurricanes at Land Shark Stadium on October 3, 2009 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Miami defeated Oklahoma 21-20. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

Michael Irvin Jr., son of the great NFL wide receiver Michael Irvin, was looking forward to perhaps a breakout season during his junior campaign at Miami. It looks like it's going to have to wait, however.

Wednesday, Miami announced that Irvin will be out four months because he needs surgery on his MCL. Irvin's injury leaves the team a bit shorthanded at the tight end position heading into the 2018 season.

Irvin played a bit on special teams during his freshman season and registered nine receptions for 78 yards during his sophomore campaign. He was expected to be featured more this season.

Irvin was a three-star recruit out of high school. He had offers from 13 different schools, but ultimately chose to play where his father played.

Surgery is expected to take place this week.

Miami is one of the favorites in the ACC - behind Clemson. The Hurricanes finished last season with a 10-3 record and an Orange Bowl loss to Wisconsin.

This year, Miami opens up with a tough game against SEC foe LSU. The game will take place on Sunday, September 2.