Miami Hurricanes incoming freshman and five-star prospect Lonnie Walker underwent knee surgery Friday. Hurricanes coach Jim Larranaga updated his status Monday and said he expects him to be ready for Miami’s season opener in November.
“He’s doing amazingly well this quickly after surgery,” Larranaga said according to The Palm Beach Post. “He’s handled it like a real professional. His willingness to do everything he’s been asked to do has been tremendous.”
Walker tore his right meniscus last Tuesday. Former Hurricanes guard Davon Reed had a similar injury two years ago, and he returned in under two months. Obviously, everybody heels at different rates, but Reed’s recovery has Larranaga optimistic that Walker will be ready by November. The beginning of the season will be about four months after the 5-star prospect had surgery.
Larranaga added Monday that the incoming freshman was “sensational” prior to his injury.