CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) â€” Miami wide receiver LaRon Byrd expects to be ready when the 13th-ranked Hurricanes open the season Sept. 2 against Florida A&M.
Byrd missed a week of training camp with an undisclosed left-leg injury, originally fearing that it would be a season-ending issue. After tests revealed just a minor problem, Miami's second-leading receiver from last season returned to practice and on Thursday pronounced himself fit for the opener.
Byrd says he's doing two cardio workouts daily to get back into football condition.
The 6-foot-4, 215-pound junior had 33 catches for 460 yards and a touchdown for the Hurricanes last season.