The football career of Miami Hurricanes cornerback and former Coconut Creek High All-American Malek Young has ended. Young, who was injured in Miami’s 34-24 loss to Wisconsin in the Orange Bowl last month, is set to undergo career-ending surgery on his neck, the school announced Sunday. “After discussions with my family and the UM medical staff, we have determined that my football career should come to an end,” Young said in a statement released by UM. “I look forward to getting healthy, working towards my degree and continuing to support my teammates, as I know they will continue to support me.” Added Hurricanes coach Mark Richt in the same statement, “While we’re disappointed Malek’s football career is over, his health is our top priority. Malek is a terrific young man, one who I’m confident will go on to accomplish great things. He will remain on full scholarship and we will support him every step of the way.” That support poured in via social media all throughout the weekend with various Hurricanes coaches and players posting encouraging messages to Young on both Twitter and Instagram. Among them were Miami defensive coordinator Manny Diaz and cornerbacks coach Mike Rumph, who recruited Young out of Coconut Creek in 2016.
Miami's Malek Young to undergo career-ending neck surgery
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel | Jan 21