Miami Quarterback Expects To Miss 2007 Season

Wednesday, July 18th 2007, 11:24 am
By: News On 6

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) _ Miami freshman quarterback Robert Marve expects to miss the 2007 season because of injuries sustained earlier this week in a car crash.

The Tampa Tribune reports that Marve broke a wrist, dislocated a ring finger and cut his left, non-throwing hand. The injuries were so severe that he nearly needed to have his pinkie finger amputated.

Marve was among three Miami players in the one-car crash; the others were sophomore linebacker Colin McCarthy and freshman receiver Jermaine McKenzie.

McKenzie was driving the car on Interstate 75 near Naples when he reportedly fell asleep and lost control early Monday morning. The car rolled several times before coming to rest on its roof.

McKenzie was ticketed for careless driving. He broke a neck vertebrae in the crash and could miss anywhere from six to 12 weeks. McCarthy apparently only had minor injuries.