Three Hur­ri­cane starters side­lined

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CO­RAL GABLES — Af­ter ar­riv­ing at Mi­ami as midyear en­rollee in Jan­uary, fresh­man OL Navaughn Don­ald­son wasted lit­tle time in be­com­ing an im­pact player for the Hur­ri­canes.

All through spring work­outs and fall camp, coaches and team­mates raved about Don­ald­son’s ath­leti­cism, strength and abil­ity to make plays, even as a fresh­man. He worked his way into the start­ing ro­ta­tion and has been the only Mi­ami fresh­man to start all four games this sea­son. The right guard’s streak will end Satur­day. The 6-foot-6, 350-pound Don­ald­son was listed by Mi­ami as one of three starters set to miss Satur­day’s game against Ge­or­gia Tech due an in­jury. C Dee Delaney and S Sheldrick Red­wine are also out.

Though Hur­ri­canes coach Mark Richt has not con­firmed it, there may have been con­cus­sion con­cerns for Red­wine, listed on Mi­ami’s ACC-man­dated in­jury re­port as out with an up­per ex­trem­ity in­jury. Richt also de­clined ear­lier this week to give specifics on Delaney’s in­jury, listed only as a lower ex­trem­ity is­sue on the re­port.

On the of­fen­sive line, for­mer Dou­glas stand­out Corey Gaynor could get the start while play­ers such as Robert Knowles, Tra­jan Bandy, Jhavon­tae Dean and Amari Carter could get more time in the sec­ondary.

Next game: No. 11 Mi­ami vs. Ge­or­gia Tech, 3:30 p.m., ABC

Christy Cabr­era Chiri­nos Satur­day,

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