'Canes corners Nate Dortch, Corn Elder out rest of season

November 25, 2013

CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Miami freshman cornerbacks Nate Dortch and Cornelius Elder were listed as out for the season with lower-extremity injuries in the latest report released by the university.

Head coach Al Golden said that both will require surgery, but nothing has been scheduled as of Monday.

"It was significant after the game," Golden said. "You just know by the battery of tests that they're going through. I'm always reluctant to say something because it's not communicated to the parents, siblings or whatever. You just don't know until they do the MRI and all those things."

Golden labeled the injuries as setting both back a "couple of months."

Dortch played in five games, tallying two tackles (both unassisted). Elder, who played in nine games, recorded six tackles (five solo). He is also a member of the men's basketball team, which is already shorthanded with just nine scholarship players.

Their injuries leave three scholarship players at the cornerback position: sophomores Tracy Howard and Antonio Crawford as well as redshirt freshman Larry Hope.

"Disappointed for both of them because both of them were really starting to come on and hopefully benefit greatly from the preparation moving forward. Also feel badly for Corn because I know he was anxious to play basketball."

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