Tyler Van Dyke reportedly a 'game-time decision' vs. Clemson
Tyler Van Dyke may not be healthy enough to play vs. Clemson on Saturday night.
According to ESPN’s Pete Thamel, Van Dyke is expected to be a “game-time decision.” Thamel also reports that Van Dyke was limited in practice this week with an injury. He’s expected to go through warmups and “attempt to play,” per the report.
Sources: Miami quarterback Tyler Van Dyke is a game-time decision against Clemson tonight. He’s been limited in practice this week and will warm up and attempt to play.
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) October 21, 2023
It was reported earlier this week by the Miami Herald’s Susan Miller that Van Dyke was dealing with a leg injury. Van Dyke was seen on campus with his right leg wrapped in a bandage above his knee. The report also says Van Dyke was limping and keeping his injured right leg stiff as he walked.
Here’s what Mario Cristobal said in response to a question by Miller at his weekly press conference:
“I don’t talk about injuries,” Cristobal said. “I just told one of our guys that he’s ready to go. So you have to write what you have to write and … next question.”
If Van Dyke isn’t able to play, the Hurricanes will have a couple of options at quarterback. True freshman Emory Williams has served as Miami’s backup quarterback so far this season, although virtually all of his reps have come in garbage time.
Miami could also turn to Jacurri Brown, who played as a backup last season in relief of an injured Van Dyke. Brown is expected to redshirt this season, but can play in up to 4 games while maintaining his redshirt.
Kickoff vs. Clemson is set for 8 p.m. ET on Saturday night.