Tyler Van Dyke reveals details on hand injury he's been playing through during 2023 season
Tyler Van Dyke met with reporters after Miami’s 41-31 loss to North Carolina on Saturday night.
Van Dyke was asked about how his injured right hand is feeling at this stage in the season. He then revealed that he tore multiple ligaments in his finger back in fall camp and has been playing through that injury this season.
“Back in fall camp, I tore three ligaments in my finger,” Van Dyke said. “It’s getting a lot better. But there’s times when it gets hit, then I feel it a little bit. It’ll be alright. It feels fine now.”
Before Week 1, Van Dyke was rumored to be questionable for Miami’s season-opener vs. Miami (Ohio). However, coach Mario Cristobal squashed that report prior to the game and said Van Dyke was able to practice with the team in the lead up to the game.
Van Dyke threw just one interception in Miami’s first four games, but has been less ball-secure in the last couple weeks. He threw three interceptions in Miami’s loss to Georgia Tech and had two more against North Carolina on Saturday night.
Van Dyke did say his hand is improving, so perhaps he’ll be closer to 100% against Clemson this weekend. It’s a must-win game for Miami, who is hoping to avoid an 0-3 start in ACC play.
Kickoff vs. Clemson is set for 8 p.m. ET on Saturday night.